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#1 theos911

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:27 PM

I just got my DuoDock up and running as a file server for my Plus, and everything I need is on a RAM disk. Is there any way to spin down the DuoDock's HDD? The little spin down button in the control strip only appears to do the Duo's HDD.

Any ideas?
68k: Duo 230, 270c, 280c, DuoDock II, DuoDock Plus, Apple Minidock, Newertech Netdock & Ultradock 16sce, 540c, 190
PPC: 2300c, 5300ce, Performa 6500, Wallstreet II 300, B&W Powermac G3 500, iMac G3 700

PRAM? When in doubt, Pull it out!

#2 Trash80toHP_Mini

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:24 PM

< Brute force approach warning > :o)

Once your RAM Disk is up, can you do a hot reboot from it?

if so:
. . . do so . . .
. . . try dragging the HDD Icon to the Trash to dismount it . . .
. . . if that works . . .
. . . then hack the sucker with a switch to turn off its power!!!!!! }:)
jt [8]
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#3 theos911

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:50 PM

I hadn't thought of that. With 24 MB of RAM I should have more than enough space for a minimal install and whatever I want to put on it. Though, I'm wondering if there is a software solution. Something as simple as it listing the disks and having a few options such as mount/unmount, spin up/down, etc.
68k: Duo 230, 270c, 280c, DuoDock II, DuoDock Plus, Apple Minidock, Newertech Netdock & Ultradock 16sce, 540c, 190
PPC: 2300c, 5300ce, Performa 6500, Wallstreet II 300, B&W Powermac G3 500, iMac G3 700

PRAM? When in doubt, Pull it out!

#4 Trash80toHP_Mini

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

What fun would THAT be? }:) ;) :o)
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C.O. AC130H SpecOps 68kMLAAF

#5 bbraun

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:37 PM

I don't have a solution, but here's a funny story for you instead.
This seemed like a simple problem, so I thought I'd be all smrt and code something up real quick to just send the SCSI Stop command to stop the drive's motor. And sure enough it was a super easy thing to do.
It just turned out to not be so smrt, as my development machine now has an invalid partition map. :)

#6 register

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:54 PM

How about using the "Sleeper" control panel? It can be set to spin down specified disks on the SCSI bus.




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