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Subject: Re: disable drive spindown while charger

Re: disable drive spindown while charger

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 10:28:57 +0100

Henri DAVID wrote:
> Could it be possible to have an option the would keep the harddrive on and
> spinning while charger is plugged in ?
> It would be a really nice have feature. But will this affect in a large
> amount the charging ?

It will indeed. As Uwe writes in the Battery FAQ ( the Archos charges at most 350mA. And as I measured yesterday, a spinning disk uses 300-350 mA. So the batteries are not charged while the disk is spinning.

Received on 2003-01-10

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