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Subject: Re: sleep timer
From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing (
Date: 2004-06-14

BlueChip wrote:

> If you remove the power while the head is over the middle (or worse
> still extreme) of a platter, the hdd unit has to snap the heads back
> before it runs out of eletricity and the platters stop spinning.

I now consider myself somewhat wiser that just a few minutes ago. :-)

> But if you want to do things properly, shut the drive down before
> ripping the power out of it.

How good that I just committed a fix for this then. ;-)

> If you want to do things anally, you should not only be shutting down
> the hdd, but also the adac and probably some other stuff as well. This
> would require an OFF feature in Rockbox.

Yeah, I wish there was a good way of preventing the "hard" poweroff on
the old recorder/studio...



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