Hard drive spinning down
dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 10:42:01 UTC 2007
On 16/11/2007, Adrian <linuxguru at netspace.net.au> wrote:
> Take a look at /etc/default/acpi-support
> Right at the bottom there should be an entry
> From what I'm aware this figure multiplied by 5 will be number of
> seconds before the hdd spins down from lack of activity. (12 X 5 = 60sec)
> I'm unsure how to make the drive run constantly but at least you could
> adjust this figure to say 240? (equals 20min??)
> Hope this helps.
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > On Ubuntu Feisty on a Dell Inspiron E1505/6400 I have a problem where
> > the hard drive spins down once a minute and slow the computer down.
> > Every minute I hear it spin up again and the machine lags for a few
> > seconds. How can I tell the drive to always keep spinning?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Dotan Cohen
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Thanks, I'll give that a try. I've discovered that the situation on
occurs on battery power, not when the machine is plugged in.
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