I have a hard disk in my computer that I use to make backups of my data. I do not use this disk otherwise. How can I stop this disk from spinning once my backup is finished? Also how would I make it ...
We have a system in which we almost toggle some display data in the screen 24 hours x 7 days a week. Since our application runs every day, we see some hard disk failures in the field. Unfortunately, ...
I bought a new HD(WD5000BPVT) which unfortunately tries to sleep every 5-8 seconds. Not only is the clicking noise quite audible, the 1-second spinup time adds very noticeable latency in day-to-day ...
Hdparm man page lists for parameter -s: Enable/disable the power-on in standby feature, if supported by the drive. VERY DANGEROUS. Do not use unless you are abso- ...
I use Ubuntu 12beta on Lenovo Z575. I noticed that the disk spins down very quickly, few seconds after the last operation. And when I am working, e.g. in the vim and write quite often, it spins-up and ...
I've recently asked an as-yet-unanswered related question. My question here is a bit different: I want to know the best way to add storage to a laptop-based system without sacrificing power ...