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Date:      Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:47:03 +0100
From:      Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
To:        Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>
Cc:        David Demelier <demelier.david@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: atacontrol spindown 0 does not work
Message-ID:  <20110301104703.GA19987@sh4-5.1blu.de>
In-Reply-To: <1298970901.2888.5.camel@core.nessbank>
References:  <4D6CAC83.8050003@gmail.com> <1298970901.2888.5.camel@core.nessbank>

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El día Tuesday, March 01, 2011 a las 09:15:01AM +0000, Bruce Cran escribió:

> On Tue, 2011-03-01 at 09:21 +0100, David Demelier wrote:
> 
> > But I can still hear the noise every 10 seconds, I think atacontrol does 
> > not totally close the APM feature of the device.
> 
> atacontrol's spindown setting doesn't change anything in the disk
> itself: it just controls a timer in the ad(4) driver which sends a
> spindown command when it expires. You'll need to keep using ataidle to
> fix the APM value.

To the OP: I have to use ataidle as well on an Acer Aspire D250 laptop
to switch-off the spindown of the disk... I'm wondering why you would
prefere atacontrol? Thanks

	matthias

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