Re: IDE freeze for seconds

Pavel Machek (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 14:18:31 +0100


> > True enough. Disks will last longer and waste less energy if kept
> > spinning. A motor draws much more current when starting than it does in
> Too bad harddrives emit such killer noise. I have 1 4.3G harddrive
> that has been relegated to archiving stuff and non-essential use
> although I'm in dire need of harddisk space. As for the other drive,
> I've given up on trying to make it spin down since something or other
> invariably wakes it up at least once every hour (even when I suspend
> just about every process on my machine).

Get bdflush-1.6 from sunsite, there's way to postpone writes until
disk is spinned up again. I believe this is what you want.


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