On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 02:34:23PM -0700, jason wrote: > This is most easily done in the bios. Check for power settings or > energy saver features. You can tell the bios to power down the hard > drive after 1 min or an hour later. In your case I would set it to 1 > min, so about 1 min after you boot and login the hard drive will power > down, unless you touch the mouse or keyboard. > > Constantine wrote: > > >Hello, > > > >My hard disc drive seems to be too noisy for me. I want to test, how > >much idle noise would the system make with the hard drive turned off. > >I do not want to unplug the wires, since I have had a lot of problems > >last time I did that. Is there any command / utility that can turn my > >HDD off for a minute or so? > > > >Are there any other utility that may help me reduce the noise in my > >system? > > > >Right now I have IBM Deskstar 60GXP 41.0GB IC35L040AVER07-0, and I am > >considering to change it to IBM (Hitachi) Deskstar 180GXP 60GB > >IC35L060AVV207-0, or may be even Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 80GB > >HDS722580VLAT20. Have anyone experienced any of those? Are they any > >different in the idle noise they produce? > > > >My motherboard is AOpen AX4G-N Intel 845G(+ICH4) chipset. > > > >Cheers, > >Constantine. > > If you have an IBM (aka Hitachi actually) disk, check theyr site, they've got a tool to tune your hard drive (Turn on sleep on idle, reduce noise, etc.) I've heard it works with other drives but didn't test as I only own IBM. They've got a floppy image you can write with 'dd' if you have no DOS box around. BTW, turning it off is almost useless, as there's often a little activity on most *real* OS so reducing noise is better (in fact it reduces the spinning speed during heavy operations). Just my 2cts.
-- > Enfin vivement les procs optique qui ne chaufferont pas trop ;-) Vivement les proc quantiques, en rajoutant un glaçon, on pourra même les boire ... [ Eric Dillenseger GPG(OxFF352913) eric(at)naxalite(dot)ath(dot)cx ]
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