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    SubjectRe: HD head unloads

    On Nov 14 2006 13:06, Mark Lord wrote:
    > Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    >>
    >> Let me jump in here. Short info: Toshiba MK2003GAH 1.8" 20GB PATA
    >> harddisk, in a Sony Vaio U3 (x86, gray-blue PhoenixBIOS).
    >> If idle for more than 5 secs, unloads. Even when not inside any OS, which
    >> really sets me off.
    >> So I wrote a quick workaround hack for Linux, http://tinyurl.com/y3qs6g
    >> It reads a predefined amount of bytes (just as much to not cause slowdown
    >> yet still cause it to not unload) from the disk at fixed intervals.
    >
    > Thanks for the info.
    > Jan, in your specific case, can you not "fix it" properly with:
    >
    > hdparm -B255 /dev/?d?

    No not really. The unload threshold only raises up to about 15 seconds.


    -`J'
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