4/17/2008

04-17-08 - 1

My external hard drive that turns itself off when idle turns out to be a huge fucking evil thing. It's an okay idea in theory, but it's not at all well coordinated with Windoze, which makes it fucked in practice. The worst thing is that occasionally Windoze decides it needs to look at that disk for no obvious reason; I'll do some file op on my main disk and suddenly it stalls and waits to spin up the external for no reason (obviously some code somewhere is enum'ing all the disks and querying something on them that's not cached but that's fucking fucked; for example some of file select dialogs do this).

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