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Subject: Re: sleep timer
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (linus_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-06-14


mat holton wrote:

> I use the sleep timer a hell of a lot and wanted to ask this
> question: Does the timer switch off the box straight away or does it
> first ensure the drive has finished spinning so as to avoid that
> horrible/'scary noise the HDD makes when it instantly loses power?

 From a quick glimpse in the code, it looks like it doesn't check if the
disk is spinning before it shuts down.

>
> I ask this as i'm slightly worried about damaging my brand new Box
> this way...perhaps the problems with my original one were caused by
> this?

Not sure. Some people claim that it doesn't damage the drive, some say
it does.

Linus

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