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Old 06-21-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
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[Unmount] Shut down hard drive


Hi Folks!

I'm fairly familiar with linux nowadays but I have one more question that I can't find the answer to. If you unmount a hard drive, does it also shut down (stop spinning, off state)? If it doesn't, can you make it do so by using a command or so?
I have a hard drive here that I want to store files on but I don't use those files very often. The PC itself is always on but I want to keep my drive as long as possible so, switching it off is best. Any tips?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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hdparm or sdparm might work, depending on your drive.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 11:27 AM   #3
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From what I can read from google right now, this is just what I need. Thank you very very much!
 
  


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