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Re: tlug: Re: Aptiva 520

You(Jonathan Q) wrote:
> In terms of wear and tear, the only moving parts in there other than
> fans are the disks.  Powering them up and down with APM will probably
> put more wear and tear on them than constant operation will.

Besides, if all you want to do is to spin down the disks when they aren't
in use, you can accomplish that through hdparm(8) without having to mess
with APM. 

> The electricity saved would be negligble, too.  How negligible?  If you
> aren't talking about a notebook that is frequently run on battery power,
> it's not worth thinking about.

The monitor may be worth thinking about, though. Of course, you can always
turn your monitor off....

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