Does Linux support powering down SATA drives?

From: Marc Perkel
Date: Sat Nov 19 2005 - 12:41:33 EST

Trying to save power consumption. I have a backup drive that is used only once a day to back up the main drive. So - why should I run it more that 10 minutes a day? What I'd like to do is keep it in an off state and then at night power it on, mount it up, do the backup, unmount it, and shut it down. Can I do that?

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