Dynamic Power Management of Laptop Hard Disks

T. Simunic, L. Benini, P. W. Glynn, and G. DeMicheli

DATE 2000, p. 736

Optimal power management policies for laptop hard disk are obtained with a system model that can handle non-exponential interarrival times in the idle and the sleep states. The measurement results on Sony Vaio laptop show that our policy has 1.7 times less power consumption as compared to the default Windows timeout policy with still high performance.