Re: disable sleep mode hdd usb
On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:40:39 +0200, Tabano wrote:
> Tabano wrote:
> > I want disable the sleep mode in my external hdd usb forever when
> start Debian.
> First, thanks to everybody.
> Debian Sid. Updated from Squeeze.
> hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda1
> setting Advanced Power Management level to disabled HDIO_DRIVE_CMD
> failed: Invalid exchange HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Invalid
Maybe the USB enclousure disallows this information to be passed to the
disk. You can attach the drive directly to a sata/ide host controller and
issue the "hdparm" command from there. Then, put the disk back into the
> Impossible ??
May I ask why you need to get this done? What problem are you
experiencing with sleep mode? I'm just curious :-?
> In Windows, the sofware xspeed is the solution (eternally read/write in
Continously performing random/untargeted operations on the drive may
gratuitously short the hard disk live :-/