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Subject: Re: disappearing .rockbox, switchable power-saving mode
From: Mike Holden (
Date: 2003-04-01

Björn Stenberg said:
> Owen Kalau wrote:
>> On my jukebox recorder 20 (IBM 40G drive), the time to change tracks
>> is quite noticeable, enough to be irritating. With power-saving off,
>> it takes 2-3 seconds to skip a track. With power-saving on, it takes
>> 10-12 seconds or more.
> The disk poweroff option, which affects disk spinup times, is still
> available.

Not on the FM model it isn't. It was disabled because of hardware
differences that caused problems.

I hadn't equated the power saving option with playback startup speed, but
now that you mention it ...

Mike Holden

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