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Re: laptop hard disk etiquette



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Ven 26 octobre 2007 17:26, Pádraig Brady a écrit :
>> Also what is causing the drive to "load"
>> so often after an "unload"?
> 
> On old hard drives pretty much anything can cause the disk to spin up
> again. Sometimes querrying the hard drive status (are you suspended?)
> is sufficient to wake it up (don't laugh)

So possibly running smartctl -A will cause the drive to load.
I.E. it's a self fulfilling prophecy :)

Pádraig.



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