hdparm -B for netbooks

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Feb 24 21:45:39 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 08:07:50AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> And what does Windows do? I have the strange feeling it doesn't assume
> the same and instead simply sets something it thinks is sensible, which
> afaics results in Hardware manufactures not to care much what the
> initial value for the drive is or what the BIOS sets. If that's the case
> (I never checked and am not familiar with Windows enough to know) then
> wouldn't it be the most sensible thing to do something similar?

I've just checked again to confirm this. Windows (XP, at least) doesn't 
change the value, whatever the original value is.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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