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Subject: Re: spin down in linux

Re: spin down in linux

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:34:06 +0200

Joseph Jones wrote:
> Is this down to the backwards way that USB support is implemented?

It's not particularly backwards implemented, afaik. The USB specification defines SCSI as the transfer protocol, it is not an implementation issue.

> Windows can spin down a drive but Linux can't because SCSI doesn't
> support it?

SCSI supports it, but not with hdparm since it's for ATA disks. Check out the 'scsi-spin' utility.

Received on 2004-06-10

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