casueps - 2007-11-23

I'm using hdparm for windows to spin down one drive manually and to check the power status (-C), but I also want to spin it up manually, not when the disk has activity. This is because it sometimes spins up and I'm not using that disk. I'd like to keep it in standby until I want.
Now it spins up too often, and I think that it can shorten the disk life.
Is this possible?