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SubjectRe: ATAPI CDROM error message
On Mon, 23 Feb 1998 mharris@ican.net wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Jon Torrez wrote:
>
> > <WWW>I keep getting the following error when trying to change my CDROM
> > <WWW>motor spindown timer. Any ideas what could be causing it?
> > <WWW>Kernel bug? Shitty hardware? My guess is that it is the latter.
>
> > I would not doubt your hardware not liking zero seconds.
>
> I don't think it's that it doesn't like it, but rather that
> something is broken, either hdparm, the driver for ATAPI CDROMS,
> or else the firmware on the CDROM.

I also think it's the hardware. When a >24 speed CDROM is
running for too long, you'll notice that the CD is kinda
'warm'. Now imagine a CD spinning several weeks (!) on that
speed. That would 'drastically reduce' the lifespan of both
the player and the CD :-)

It's not a bug, it's a feature,

Rik.
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