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SubjectRe: WD doesn`t use disks with Linux - was Re: Re:Western Digital GreenPower drives and Linux
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On Wed, 14 May 2008, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:

>
> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 14 May 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Wednesday 2008-05-14 15:20, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
>>>>
>>>> It's not just the positioning logic that gets powered off. The
>>>> discs are spun down, which saves a lot of power.
>>>
>>> And drives latencies into the skies.
>>> Not to mention that the permanent spinups and downs also affect life.
>>>
>>
>> Yes. Maybe there is a way to turn if off? That's why we
>> should be able to get somebody from WD who will answer
>> a Linux question, instead of the usual on-line "help."
>>
>> I'm going to poke around and see if I can find a real
>> person at WD.
>>
> It took about 3/4 hour to access their web-page and get
> a question submitted. It has been my experience that companies
> that don't maintain their web-pages, don't really care about
> customers. My query was, "How do I turn off Green Power so
> I don't have the horrible latencies on virtual memory systems
> that have active swapping?"
>
> In the unlikely event that they answer me, I will put the
> answer on this list. My guess is that if they do answer
> me, the answer will be, "Duhh?" We'll see.
>

The only answer I got was the "canned" answer about
contacting your hardware and software vendor. There
don't seem to be any humans employed there, anymore.
That's unfortunate because Lake Forest, California is
a nice place.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.22.1 on an i686 machine (5588.29 BogoMips).
My book : http://www.AbominableFirebug.com/
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