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Hard Disk Power Down Timeout

This setting controls how long a hard disk must be left idle before it spins down. The default is "Disabled". In a system with more than one hard disk, an idle timer is normally maintained individually for each. The choice of setting here depends a lot on how you use your system, as well as your personal opinion on the question of whether or not hard disks are better off running continuously or spinning down when not in use. See here for a discussion on this issue.

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