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Home page: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_protect_the_harddisk_through_APS
License: GPL v2
Summary: HardDrive Active Protection System
HardDrive Active Protection System.
The APS is a protection system for the ThinkPads internal harddrive. A
sensor inside the ThinkPad recognizes when the notebook is
accelerated. A software applet then is triggered to park the harddisk.
This way the risk of data loss in case of when the notebook is dropped
is significantly reduced since the read/write head of the harddrive is
parked and hence can't crash onto the platter when the notebook drops
onto the floor.
Note: requires kernel 2.6.28+ or patched previous versions,
List of contributors:
- built for ALT Linux (based on heavily cleaned up PLD spec)
- ALT-style initscript
- added udev rules (from http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/HDAPS)
- NB: untested, see also #19459