[techtalk] put a drive to sleep...

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Tue Jan 11 16:42:56 EST 2000

On Tue, 11 Jan 2000 14:39:24 -0800, Walt <pippin at fred.net> said:

>I'm not even sure what to search for on this one...  I have a 9 gb
>scsi drive that I actually only will need to spin up once every 24
>hrs or so, backup information onto it and go back to sleep.

>Is there some command or function that I can use that tells a hard
>drive to spin down, etc?

I don't know if it works with SCSI devices, but you might try using
hdparm -y or -Y.


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