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Subject: Re: HDD spindown problem on daily build

Re: HDD spindown problem on daily build

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 14:17:32 +0200

Stuart Tedford wrote:
> The only reason to keep the drive
> spinning for the spin down time is if the user has accessed the drive, not
> if the user has pressed a button.

No, we keep spinning the disk until the user stops pressing buttons for <timeout> seconds. The reason is that this makes browsing directories a lot more comfortable (and power efficient) than having the disk spin up and down all the time.

Received on 2004-07-07

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