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Subject: Re: Load time lags
From: Mike Soultanian (
Date: 2002-08-08

My thought on this one was if I'm at a club (I dj) and I want to throw
on a track quickly for filler and I'd like the song to come up as
quickly as possible. It would be sitting on a counter anyways...

But if there's a major heat issue, that's definately a problem.


Justin Heiner wrote:
> In addition to heating up the unit, it also could damage the HD if it is shaken
> while spun up (ie: accidently drops from the couch to the floor).
> -Justin
> --- "Nielsen Linus (ext)" <> wrote:
> > > I don't know if this is even possible, but have you guys thought about
> > > keeping the drive spun up all the time if the jukebox is on external
> > > power (or a disable power management setting is on) so there
> > > are no lags when changing folders, loading next track, etc?
> >
> > We plan to make the hard drive timeout configurable, so we may even have two
> > parameters, one for batteries an one for external.
> >
> > However, I wouldn't recommend keeping the drive spinning. It heats up the
> > unit a lot, and probably wears out the drive.
> >
> > /Linus
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