Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Fw: Creative Labs Zen Xtra
Re: Fw: Creative Labs Zen Xtra
From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Jürgen Hestermann wrote:
I think so, since the purpose of spinning down is to save power. However it is not defined in the ATA specification, so theoretically different drives could differ in this aspect.
> If the cache could be saved it would prevent spin up for quite a long time
2.5" disks are made for laptops, which generally don't spin down the disk until the computer is effectively idle. Therefore spending battery power on keeping the cache alive would likely have little real-world advantages.
-- Björn _______________________________________________ http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockboxReceived on Wed Dec 15 09:57:13 2004
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