Hard drive protection
Posted Oct 31, 2005 4:48 UTC (Mon) by syzygylwn
In reply to: Hard drive protection
Parent article: Hard drive protection
1) Yes Train (in my case boat) movements are very hard to differentiate from falling.
2) Yes, even heads parking every few seconds does severely impact performance.
3) The IBM windows drivers have this problem.
I have a Thinkpad T43. It has this active protection system. I took a month long sailing trip which my laptop joined me on. As you might imagine a sail boat very rarely gets large shocks, usualy its more of slow rolls. The laptop (even on the lowest sensativity setting) would park its head durring all but the most calm settings. The real problem is that these sensors have to detect the notebook falling off of a table and speeding towards the floor, before it hits, with enough time to park the heads for impact. This is no small trick. It works well in most other situations I've put it in, but then again I was most likely to drop it on the boat which is when I had to shut it off to get any work done.
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