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Subject: Re: automatic HD spinoff in USB Mode

Re: automatic HD spinoff in USB Mode

From: Andrew Jamieson <>
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 18:37:27 +1100

There are two ways you can do this. You could set a HDD spin down time in
your OS (Windows allows this, I would imagine Your Favourite OS would do the
same), which should work, although I have never tried it; or with the
Recorder, the chip can take control of the HDD from the USB-IDE chip, and it
could then spin down the drive. Of course, to do this, the controller would
probably need to know when the transfer was finished, and I'm not sure how
this could be done. I guess the controller could assume the drive is
inactive if the contents of the buffer dont change for blah minutes .....

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Styles (RipnetUK)" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2002 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: automatic HD spinoff in USB Mode

> I agree, if this is possible it would be great. I assume it cant be dont
> though, as the stock firmware doesnt do this.
> As i understand it, the USB-HDD interface is implemented by a seperate
> over which we have no control...
> its a shame, because if you leave it copying overnight, the battaries are
> practically flat by the morning, == no music
> D:\px-ssam\PX-SSAM.ISO
> g
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc Tricou" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 5:41 PM
> Subject: automatic HD spinoff in USB Mode
> > Hi!
> >
> > I think it would be nice to have an optional spin down time during USB
> mode.
> > This would make it easier to use the Jukebox as an external HD. You
> > let it plugged in without care about the batteries running empty, it
> > only spin up if it's used.
> >
> > Now i have to plpug in and out the jukebox all the time or i have to
> > the power adapter along all the time...
> >
> > Regards,
> > Marc
> >
> >
Received on 2002-11-17

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