hard drive heads on a 2.5" drive
On my Toshiba Tecra that I just got, I get a popup from time to time that says, "your computer has detected vibrations -- the heads on your hard drive have been lifted from the cylinders momentarily." (or something like that).
I know hard drive discussions are crazy here, but I had a question that I wasn't very sure of and I've not seen any discussions about:
I'm going to use one of those 2.5" to 3.5" adapters to connect a 2.5" laptop drive to a desktop motherboard (the ide cable is 3.5"):
Does anyone know much about hard drive protections (that i assume a bios would manage) at the hardware level to protect a hard drive when a vibration is detected? Is there other hardware required? Can I add that hardware to a desktop-form-factor motherboard? I'm going to have a usb port in my ash tray and will be running most of my music off of non-mechanical devices.... In this case, when I have a gig of ram, I would assume that very little is being done on the hard drive and the bios could 'disable' it for when that BIG BUMP makes a head hit a HD Plate....
just a thought.
Thanks for any insight.