[mythtv-users] How is this pricing possible?
mythlist at assursys.co.uk
Tue Mar 1 23:33:08 UTC 2011
On Tue, 1 Mar 2011, Bobby Gill wrote:
> Far more alarming is the load_cycle_count attribute, which
> probably started
> at 100 and is now 18 (after 829207 load cycles). My guess is
> that the OP
> has left the APM settings at default. Personally, for laptop
> drives, I
> write a little ACPID script which disables hard disc APM
> whenever the laptop
> is on AC power. I've also found it necessary to do something
> similar on my
> new MythTV box which uses 2TB WD Caviar Black drives.
> Could you elaborate on this? For the drive in question (my laptop), I had
> used Windows 7 for the longest before installing Arch on it recently and
> using Windows sparsely now but for company apps that don't jive with
> wine/*nix. In the Windows power settings I have it set to never idle the HD.
> In linux now, I haven 't set anything for it either, I am using
> laptop-mode-tools (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Laptop_Mode_Tools).
> If you'll check the Hard Disk section of that link, I have implemented that
> command to 254. If you can recommend an improved means of handling the HD
> spin/power management by all means I'd like to do that, as I have not
> configured it at all really beyond that.
I'm not sure how you want me to elaborate; essentially I have acpid poll
/proc/acpi/ac_adapter/AC/state and run hdparm -S 0 -B 255 when on AC, and
something that spins down after a while when on battery. I seem to recall
you can get the laptop mode tools to do the same thing, but it's been a
while since I've used them.
If it's a desktop, you can just run that command on all your drives from
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