[Grml] Re: Boot USB sans IDE noise

Mark 27e3kk302 at sneakemail.com
Sat Nov 25 09:39:38 CET 2006

> noflushd
> At least it's a partial answer....

But noflushd wants to remove laptop-mode-tools.

Check this out:

 Spinning Down May Kill Hard Drives

Desktop hard drives are usually rated for only 40,000-50,000 spinups,
and one spinup every 10 minutes will kill your 40,000-spinup HD in 277
days. So this is NOT recommended for server use, unless you increase the
spinup interval dramatically, to say once every hour or two. Laptop hard
drives are usually rated for around 300,000 spinups, so those will last
about 2083 days or 6 years if you have them powered on 24-7.

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