: Thanks, : However it seems that I cannot put the drive in standby. I tried the : -y option but when checking the status '-C' it stills says : 'active/idle'.
errr..... depending on your setup there are issues. If ANY of the software/configuration data of your system is on the harddrive, then after you put it in spindown mode, it needs to read the disk and spins it back up!
Maybe all your OS stuff is on the CF. If so I can't see what the problem is.
I've used spindown and putting the drive in standby etc, with hdparm, and the next time you accessed the drive the kernel does the necessary to bring it to life automagically.
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: Also, I don't see a way to take it out of standby even if I could get : it into this mode. : I have gone a bit further and started to use smarttools to read the : drive status. When I see the temperature of the drive going below or : above, I will put the drive in sleep mode. When I see the temperature : return to a normal working zone, I will reboot the system and start : over. Not the best way, but I don't see how to get this drive back : into working mode with just using hdparm.