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    SubjectRe: [Hdaps-devel] Re: Updating hard disk firmware & parking hard disk
    On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 15:11 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
    > Paul Slootman wrote:
    > > Jan Engelhardt <> wrote:
    > >
    > >>What's the gain in parking the head manually if it's done anyway when the disk
    > >>spins down (for whatever reason)?
    > >
    > >
    > > It seems you're completely missing the whole point of this discussion,
    > > which was how to implement the hard disk active protection system that
    > > IBM offers under windows for its laptops, that will park the disk when
    > > it detects that e.g. the laptop is falling off a table.
    > Does that imply that we have software to detect falling off a table?

    IBM does, in their Windows driver.

    This was all covered in the HDAPS threads of the past few weeks, check
    the archives.


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