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SubjectRe: [Hdaps-devel] Re: Updating hard disk firmware & parking hard disk
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On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 15:11 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Paul Slootman wrote:
> > Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@linux01.gwdg.de> 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.

Lee

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