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#1 2006-01-31 20:13:18

bhrich902
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Registered: 2003-09-21
Posts: 75

hard drive to sleep.

i need a way to be able to put the hard drive/s to sleep on my machine when is inactive for a certain amount of time, and if there's a gui to it it'd be even better, thx for any tips.

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#2 2006-01-31 21:36:17

lucke
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From: Poland
Registered: 2004-11-30
Posts: 4,018

Re: hard drive to sleep.

Use 'hdparm -S time /dev/hdX'. Time parameter is a bit tricky, check man for details. You could add that command to /etc/rc.local to make it execute on boot.

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#3 2006-02-01 15:09:04

bhrich902
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Registered: 2003-09-21
Posts: 75

Re: hard drive to sleep.

i guess unless there are any other ways ill give that a try, thx.

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#4 2006-02-01 17:29:10

slackhack
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Registered: 2004-06-30
Posts: 738

Re: hard drive to sleep.

you might be able to set it in your bios.

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#5 2006-02-02 03:56:36

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
Posts: 4,927

Re: hard drive to sleep.

hdparm -y /dev/xdxx

will do it then and there.

also give laptop_mode tools a shot if you want it to spin down when unused.

iphitus

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