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How to turn off hard disk?

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I have two hard disks, one is used for Windows XP and the other for linux. I want to turn off the linux disk when I am using XP, so that it does not make any noise and use any power and make my computer case hotter. Changing the power options to turn off hard disk after 3 min idle time does not work, the disk stays on (at least when I am using XP). Is there any tool to explicitly turn a hard disk off? I have an IDE hard disk.
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