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Re: How to bring HD activity to a minimum

On Wednesday 21 December 2005 08:40, MrVanes wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a couple of debian systems acting as media PC's that I want to make
> as silent and economic as possible. One of the challenges is making the HD
> spin (and stay) down when I don't use it for more than an hour or so.

You could try using the HDD as merely a boot medium - copying the harddrive 
into RAM at each boot, then turning off the HDD entirely.

This should only require 200 or so MB of RAM.

If you have the use of a network, you could try setting up a remote rootfs.

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