[xubuntu-users] Spin Down Hard Disks
Michael P. Reilly
arcege at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 23:14:22 UTC 2012
On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Joshua O'Leary <
joshua.oleary at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Just wondering is it a good idea to leave 'Spin down hard disks' on in
> power manager settings, battery power. Obviously it would save a bit of
> power, but would it shorten the life of the hard disk due to increased
Actually, it can crash the operating system if the kernel happens to try to
write to swap space or needs to write buffers to disk, potentially leaving
a corrupted file-system. Might not happen as much now with ext3 and ext4,
but still... If you are going to try that, then a) don't use swap and b)
run 'sync;sync' before the hard drives are spun down.
What comes after the O-nut?
What comes after the P-nut?
*joke told by my sons*
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