On Tue, 10 Aug 1999, Oliver Fromme wrote:

> Doug wrote in list.freebsd-current:
>  > On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, Brian McGroarty wrote:
>  > 
>  > > FWIW - I enabled APM over the weekend, configuring drives to
>  > > spin down when not used for a good period of time. I get the
>  > > message you list below, alternately with status 50 and 58, any
>  > > time a drive needs to spin up.
>  > 
>  >    Thanks for the response. FWIW I have no apm enabled and these
>  > drives don't have a chance to spin down since they're always busy when
>  > under load. 
> Do those drives happen to be IBM DeskStar drives?
> They spin down automatically when they have not been turned
> off for about a week, in order to clean the heads.
> It's a feature.

You've got to be kidding.  That makes them totally useless for server
operation -- at some random time every week, down goes your server for a
few minutes. :(

Doug White                               
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