Spin down discs

Boudi Luna charlieluna1974 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 10:11:35 UTC 2014

I've been searching through the settings of 14.04 and just like in 13.10,
there's no option to have the discs spin down when idle. Is there a way to
do this? Sure, i could suspend my laptop but to me that's the equivalent of
shutting it down. The starting and stopping, to me, is nit good since the
hardware gets hot and then cold and back again. And if anyone knows about
material fatigue from constant changes in temperature or even
pressure/stresses, knows that something is going to go bad. Me being a
machinist by trade, i know about metal and other material fatigue. There
needs to be the option to suspend our computers after a certain length of
time and to have the option to have the hard drive discs spin down when
idle for a length of time. Makes sense to me.

Charlie Luna
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