hard disk power down?

I'm running DPMS under mandrake 6.1 and everything works fine, but is there any way of gettting the hard drive to power down after a set time, other than through the bios which doesn't work.

Many thanks
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hdparm
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j2Commented:
oops, pressed submit by accident.

hdparm -S 240 /dev/hda

will shut down hda after 20 minutes.

do a man hdparm to see the parameters.

(only works on IDE tho, for scsi you need something like scsispindown)
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j2Commented:
"20 minutes of inactivity" that is.
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