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    SubjectRe: IDE freeze for seconds
    Alan Cox wrote:
    > > > needs almost 8 seconds to spin up. It is configured as slave,
    > > > and if the master (a faster Seagate) would have to wait this
    > > > time, it would be a serious drawback,
    > >
    > > the best thing is to disable spindown, especially if you like to keep your
    > > disks a bit longer....
    > Which do you want to keep longer, your disks or your planet ?

    Still, the chances of a disk "going down" for a spinup can be expresed
    in "running hours". Suppose I use my disk once a month, it probably is
    worth it spinning it down. If I use it once every 10 minutes, probably
    not. The cutoff point is somewhere in the middle.


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