[RC5] MacOS X - Hard disk sleep
enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET
Mon Jun 11 22:01:44 EDT 2001
Why not let it spin 24/7?
True, you save power by sleeping the harddisk, but from my experience,
the drives and the unit burn more power and experience more wear by
spinning up from sleep mode. Really nasty if your drive goes to sleep
after 5mins and you return from coffee pot or phone conversation.
I burned through 5 SyJet cartridges using "sleep mode" on SyJet.
I wasted another 3 hard drives before learning to turn off the sleep mode.
Sleep the drives only when there is NO system activity. This lesson
also comes from working as operator of Wang/DEC cartridge
disk computer units.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ludovic Ferrandis" <lferrandis at mac.com>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 4:45 AM
Subject: [RC5] MacOS X - Hard disk sleep
> I have installed dnet on a Powerbook with MacOS X and configured the
> hard disk to go to sleep after 5 min. This works well, unless if dnet
> is running.
> I saw in the config the option -nodisk, but the doc says that we need
> a permanent connection otherwise "This option will cause all buffered,
> unflushable work to be lost by a client shutdown".
> I don't want to let the HD running 24/24 H.
> One solution is to run dnet in a Ramdisk with MacOS 9, but I would
> prefer to let it run on MacOS X.
> Any idea ?
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