Zero Power Optical Drive Support

Zero power optical drive support (ZPODD) is finally coming to the Linux kernel. Support for ZPODD will be available in the 3.9 kernel. ZPODD aims to reduce power consumption on SATA Slimline Optical Disk Drives (ODDs). Both drawer and slot OODs are supported. The goal is to cut off the power supply to the optical drive when it is not in use. When the user wants to use the drive, the power supply is resumed. For more information, see the Mount Fuji 8 Revision 1.0 Specification. The Mount Fuji group consists of optical disc drive manufacturers, operating system vendors, independent