On Feb 13, 2007, at 7:47 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
How can I turn off the HDD? .. and leave the buffers in the memory, until the RAM is full .. then spin up the drive, write out the data, then it turn off again.


ENOTSUPPORTED, at least with FreeBSD. Note that Apple has done a lot of work to facilitate drive spindown for power-saving reasons for their laptops, so MacOS X will make a reasonable attempt to spindown the drives until really needed....

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-Chuck

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