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Subject: Re: keep HDD spinning

Re: keep HDD spinning

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 10:49:54 +0100

Ivo Burkart wrote:
> I don't really honw about IDE, but isn't there a register in the HDD, wich
> contains the spindown-time. Couldn't Rockbox set this timer in the
> USB-connect event just before going to the USB-Screen?

As a matter of fact we do. However, there are many ways of doing it, and
the current way isn't the best solution. Someone with some time to spare
should have a look at it.

My idea is to set the powersave mode instead of calling ATA_STANDBY.

Received on 2005-01-26

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