laptop hard disk etiquette

Chuck Ebbert cebbert at
Fri Oct 26 16:06:04 UTC 2007

On 10/26/2007 11:26 AM, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>> 1) Power off completely.
>>> 2) Boot up.
>>> 3) Run `hdparm -I /dev/sda` and see "Advanced power management level:"
>>> What default value does your firmware or BIOS have?  notting's drive 
>>> defaulted to 128.
>> Advanced power management level: unknown setting (0x8080)
> Same here. ST980813AS in a Dell Latitude D630, rawhide.

Yep, same with Seagate ST9160821AS.

Is yours SATA too?

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