Re: IDE freeze for seconds

Mark Lord (
Fri, 04 Dec 1998 15:20:28 +0000

Johnny Teveßen wrote:
> Quoting Pavel Machek (
> > 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.
> That's interesting. I was told that there's no way to find out whether
> an IDE drive is spinning or not. At least not without spinning it up.

There is no guaranteed way, but most newer drives
should now support "hdparm -C"


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