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My harddisk goes to PowerSave mode without
me wanting it to.

Everything in the BIOS and Software doing
with powersave is disabled, so it's a
hardware setting.

The disk  is a Quantum Fireball 4.3 Ultra-ATA.

Anyone knows how to disable the PowerSave???
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Question by:danerik
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by:j2
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Quantums WILL hibernate, you cannot disable it :(
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by:danerik
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There HAS to be a way.

I had a Seagate before. That one didn't sleep. Then I was
messing with my BIOS and tried to turn PowerSave on. BIG
mistake. The Seagate started to sleep every now and then,
so I turned off the PowerSave in the  BIOS  again. BIGGER
mistake! The Seagate crashed after a couple of weeks. So
I exchanged it for a Quantum.

Sleepy disks are SO annoying. Let's sue all the disc-manufacturers! I loose 3 sec's of productivity every time
my harddisk goes to sleep. So in a year that would make almost two hours. With all the millions of harddiscs out there one should be able to sue those bastards out of millons of dollars...!
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Well, the UATA Fireballs will hibernate.. So, unless you schedule a jib to run in the backgroud every few seconds to do a DIR or something, this is what ou get...

If Powersave is disabled both in BIOS and in teh W95 controlpanel, you cant do anything else.

(and you cant sue either .. you know the "The manufacturer does not accept any responsibility.... etc etc" clause ;)
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