Subject: Re: what do you do with your qube(s)?
To: Thomas Feddersen <>
From: Andreas Fuchs <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 01/30/2007 16:55:37
This is out of my old memory, so the info might not be 100% accurate, 
but it should give you a startpoint for google:

you have to mount the disk with options: nosync and noatime (or similar)

This prevents  the system from writing from time to time to the disk 
also when there is no user activity.



Thomas Feddersen wrote:
> Am 30.01.2007, 13:24 Uhr, schrieb Brian McEwen <>:
>> Does the HD power down with inactivity?
> There is no inactivity.
> I can stop the drive from spinning:
>     Qube: {3} atactl wd0 standby
>     Qube: {4} atactl wd0 checkpower
>     Current power status: Standby mode
> but after about one minute it spins up again:
>     Qube: {21} atactl wd0 checkpower
>     Current power status: Active mode
> I suppose, spinning the drive up every minute will put more wear on it 
> than letting it idle. So I didn't set any idle-timer.
> If anyone can find a way of having the system not access the drive at 
> one-minute-intervals please let me know.
> Occasionally I check the status:
>     Qube: {44}  atactl wd0 smart status
> and find everything is reliable after 578 power-on days.
> Kind Regards
> Thomas
> Hamburg, GER
>  --
> Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Feddersen
> engineering for pleasure and profit