[mythtv-users] Spinning down drives to save power

Jan Ceuleers jan.ceuleers at computer.org
Sun Jun 22 11:56:46 UTC 2008

Rick Hudson wrote:
> I seem to recall that on recent versions of Linux, hdparm -S doesn't even work 
> on ATA drives because of the change in control path. e.g. on my Ubuntu 8.04 
> backend the media drive is an ATAPI drive but Ubuntu sees it as /dev/sda and 
> must be controlled using the SCSI interface.

For what it's worth, my SATA drives are also seen as /dev/sd[a-f] and 
can be controlled using hdparm. Specifically, hdparm -S does indeed 
work. That's on stock Ubuntu 7.10, which uses a kernel derived from 2.6.22.

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