> The hard disk standby option is appreciated, but does anyone know how to
> check to see if the hard disk is spinning or not?
As the one who implemented it, i think that i should respond to your
question. The ATA-protocol does not support a command to check wether
the harddisk is spinning or not. Therefor, it's also not possible to
display the current state of the harddisk.
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