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Re: USB drive spins up every hour

On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:47:36 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:

>>> My USB-connected drive spins up every hour (or even half-hour).


>>> Any idea what it might be and how to find out and fix it?
>> IIRC, this setting can be defined using hdparm ("-M" flag and also
>> "/usr/ share/doc/hdparm/README.acoustic") but as the man page/doc says,
>> the possible options for this value depend on the hard disks model.
> hdparm only sets the timeout for spin DOWN.  My drives spins down just
> fine, the problem is that it spins *UP* even though I don't use it.

I think both settings can be tweaked. "man hdparm" is long but worth for 
a slow reading.



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