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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