Well, it's the SET FEATURES ATA command then. Function code 06h allows you to enable power up in standby (not spinning up on power connect) capability. Function code 07h spins the drive up if it is not spinning. Function code 86h disables power up in standby. Interesting. I could write a tool to send a start or disable command to it, put it on a CD-ROM to boot and then ZZZZzzzzz.... Oh pardon me, I lost interest, because it's far from worth it. Heck, I have 400GB SATA drive just sitting on my desk because I'm not using it anymore. Putting myself out to much to make a 320GB drive work when I can find a deal on one for $50 without much difficulty on fatwallet seems like a waste of time. To those complaining about us even talking about ithis, it's not hacking talk to try to format a hard drive and store new stuff on it. And as to his lease agreement, for all we know, he bought it (it is possible to buy them, although it isn't usually prudent).