Windows Disk Idle Detection
Updated: November 20, 2007
File name: Disk_Idle_Detection.doc
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This paper details the infrastructure supporting disk idle detection in the Windows operating system. The Windows power manager cooperates with disk driver software to automatically spin down hard disk drive rotational media to reduce power consumption when the system is idle.
System manufacturers will learn how to configure the disk idle detection power policies in their system preload. System manufacturers and test personnel will learn how to use the PwrTest utility to observe the mechanics of disk idle detection.
This information applies for the following operating systems:
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