[RC5] MacOS X - Hard disk sleep

Basil A. Daoust basildaoust at home.com
Mon Jun 11 22:09:58 EDT 2001


I've actually heard that its worse to let your drive stop and start but that may
only be valid on older drives.  It had something to do with the head bouncing every 
time it slows down or something.

This is probably another urban legend though.

Basil


Mathieu Gilbert wrote:
> 
> I've never tried this before but you could try placing the buffers on a
> floppy ?
> 
> But I don't see why you don't want to let your HD running 24/24 unless you
> want to save electricity. :)
> 
> Mathieu
> 
> ----- 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
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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 ?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Ludovic
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