Re: Linux has hdparm
> And what does make it better than
I initially wrote ATAidle for FreeBSD, where there isn't a utility like hdparm to control power/acoustic levels. The port to Linux seemed easy so I did it. One advantage ATAidle has over hdparm is that you specify times in terms of minutes, not the special ATA-specific encoding.
He wrote it... thet's reason enough :)
Seriously... it's Free Software so anyone can make their own...
The better utility get's through...
Linux has hdparm
And what does make it better than hdparm?
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.