Drive Bay

This feature enables to power off removeable optical drives contained in:

  • UltraBay (ThinkPads)
  • MediaBay
  • Other sorts of bays

BAY_POWEROFF_ON_AC/BAT

BAY_POWEROFF_ON_AC=0
BAY_POWEROFF_ON_BAT=0
  • 1 – power off the optical drive
  • 0 – optical drive remains on

Default when unconfigured: 0

BAY_DEVICE

BAY_DEVICE=sr0

Device for the optical drive.

Default when unconfigured: sr0

Note

  • Re-power the drive by releasing and reinserting the eject lever; on newer models push the media eject button
  • Devices other than optical drives – in particular hard disk drives – are not affected by this setting