How to spin down a hard disk?
This is about directly talking to a piece of hardware so I'm posting it in hardware support forum.
My question is, if it is possible, how can I spin down a hard drive using either a command line or a GUI program? My second hard drive is largely unused at this point, but I don't feel like removing it all together from the computer, and it could come in handy at some point, so I'm thinking maybe I could just spin it down and keep it suspended all the time.
I suppose one way to deactivate it without unplugging is to just deselect it from BIOS, but I'd like more control through the actual operating system. It's up alot of the time so I would like to just spin it down and leave it like that until I need it or I reboot.