Re: change gnome-power-manager FAQ

On Sat, 2008-12-06 at 16:48 +0100, Mildred Ki'Lya wrote:
> I noticed something strange in the gnome-power-manager FAQ
> <>. I see in the question
> “GNOME Power Manager doesn't spin down my hard-drive!” the answer:
> A disk on Low Power idle need less than 1 Watt per hour. For a normal
> battery with 50000mWh you could run the harddisk for over 50 hours.
> But, what is a “Watt per hour”. I guess the unit would be [W/h] ...
> Since the Power (in Watts) is defined as an amount of energy consumed
> during a period of time (1W = 1J/s), it implies that the hard dirk
> consumes something like 1/3600 J/s² ... I would define this as an
> acceleration of a consumption of energy. Really strange.
> It the corresponding unit is [W.h] it just represent a finite a
> I guess that if a 50Wh battery is powering the hard disk for 50 hours,
> and if the hard disk always consumes the same amount of power, I would
> guess that the hard disk consumes 1 Watt, not 1 Watt per hour. Am I
> correct ?


It's probably a better idea to raise this on the gnome-power-manager


Sven Arvidsson
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