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In what may be an unrelated matter: is it possible to suspend a PC without unmounting an attached USB-powered drive, and then remounting it on resume? This is the behaviour I'm currently seeing (running Ubuntu linux 10.10).

Are there certain models or brands that provide more complete control over this aspect of drive operation? My Friendly Neighbourhood Computer Store carries (part of) the Vantec Nexstar product line.

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cross-posted on Unix and Linux –  intuited Jan 3 '11 at 6:35
    
cross-posted on SuperUser –  intuited Jan 3 '11 at 6:35
    
This question seems abandoned, there is not further information or activity added to it for several months. I am flagging this to be closed by a moderator. If you think this issue is still affecting you you can flag a moderator to re-open it. –  Bruno Pereira Feb 6 '12 at 16:52
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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira, Marco Ceppi Feb 6 '12 at 20:45

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