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Date:      Tue, 01 Mar 2011 09:21:23 +0100
From:      David Demelier <>
Subject:   atacontrol spindown 0 does not work
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I don't like to hear the spin down from my hard drive, it does it every 
10 seconds approximately. I used ataidle -P 0 /dev/ad0 to disable it and 
it works.

When I saw there was a atacontrol command for this, I tried it, so I 
removed ataidle and I tried :

markand@Melon ~ $ sudo atacontrol spindown ad0 0
markand@Melon ~ $ sudo atacontrol spindown ad0
ad0: idle spin down disabled

But I can still hear the noise every 10 seconds, I think atacontrol does 
not totally close the APM feature of the device.

Do you have any clue?


David Demelier

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