[techtalk] put a drive to sleep...

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Tue Jan 11 16:52:10 EST 2000

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

Try 'man (heh) hdparm'.

The -y switch looks like what you want.  -S and -C also look interesting.

However, this is an ide command, but there is this at the end:

       Although  this  utility is intended primarily for use with
       regular hard disk devices, several of the options are also
       valid (and permitted) for use with scsi hard disk devices.

So, check it out, and maybe it works enough with scsi.


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