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Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-16-2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
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Turn off ultrabay to save battery?

Is it possible to automatically power down the optical drive in my R61 ultrabay when I either (a)  switch to a maximum battery life power plan or (b) go into sleep mode?  I noticed that in both of these cases, the optical drive is still powered, and I'd like to save battery power by turning it off.  I realize I can manually "safely remove hardware" to do this, but was curious if it could be automated for either of these cases...

 

Many thanks!

Bit Torrent
Posts: 3,212
Registered: ‎02-16-2008
Location: Australia
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Re: Turn off ultrabay to save battery?

The latest thinkvantage power managment software has the option to do that.
Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-16-2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
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Re: Turn off ultrabay to save battery?

Great, thanks for your help!
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