Re: modem works!, battery drains fast?
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > > BTW what would be considered a sane timeout for standby? Does it harm
> > > the disk if I set it to the minimum of 5 seconds and it gets powered
> > > down and back up all the time?
> > It may harm the disk, but it sure doesn't save any power. I'd try half a
> > minute or a minute as a minimum.
> Note that if a disk dies, it's usually while spinning up...
Oops there go my plans... no seriously, thanks for the warning.
> Reducing the speed of your CD-ROM helps as well. I know a friend who played
> MP3s from CD on his notebook. Everytime he started playing a new song his
> zillion-speed CD-ROM player had to spin up to lightspeed, consuming lots of
> power. Reducing the speed to single-speed helped a lot.
I use the DVD ROM very seldom and AFAICT it's off or at least in standby most
of the time, but thanks for the hint anyway.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \ member of XFree86 and The DRI Project