Re: URGENCY: IBM U160 SCSI disk spin-down from time to time

Dieter Nützel (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 03:06:08 +0200

Am Dienstag, 24. September 2001 23:49 schrieb Dirk Mueller:
> > All spin-downs occur during heavy dbench (16/32/+ clients) on the same
> > partition (/dev/sda8; the last one).
> Most likely the drive is overheating

I've forgotten that info.

ALL three disks are actively cooled of there own.
Even the DDYS (10k RPM) is fewer than "handwarm".

> and is spinning down/up again to recalibrate itself.

NO, it _only_ restart and recalibrate during reboot (the AHA-2940UW BIOS
detection routine).

> you should give it a better cooling ;-)

You're thinking about liquid nitrogen or sodium...;-)

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