Subject: Re: 1.4.1, APM, SCSI disk spin down how?
To: Eduardo Horvath <email@example.com>
From: Ed Gould <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2000 11:29:10
> But realistically, if you really want to do power management on any sort
> of disk drive you should have backups/mirroring and be prepared to replace
> it after a while.
This is much more true for desktop drives than for laptop drives. Modern
laptop drives are designed for many spin up/down cycles. They actually last
longer if they're spun up, used, then spun down than if they're left spinning
all the time. See, e.g., the IBM specs for details.