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Subject: RE: [ rockbox-Feature Requests-587654 ] Keep Harddisk spinned up in menu
From: Nielsen Linus (ext) (
Date: 2002-07-29

> Initial Comment:
> The time that's used till I can see the dir entries is
> longer because of the spin up. Can we say the hdd not to spin down
> when we are in menu?

And when are we not in the dir browser? The firmware starts there and stays
there until you play a track or go to the settings menu.

> One could also read some data from the disk
> every sec so it doesn't spin down.

The spin down is controlled by software, so that will not be necessary.

> The battery consumption
> doesn't matter, that's another 150 mA and a user is usually I think
> max 5% of the usage time in the menu. And we could make this
> option configurable [on/off], of course.

Yes, a configurable spin down timer is a good idea.


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