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How not to spindown HDD on suspend?

I have a Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) that needs to be NOT spinned Down on suspend (otherwise when I resume, the HDD is in lock state ... which prevent the kernel to work !) I've been trying to find ...
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/dev/sdc not spinning down anymore

I run Ubuntu 14.01 with Zentyal 3.4 and up until a couple of days/weeks ago, both of my WD Mybook 3TB would spin down after 5 minutes. I always check and run the updates for Ubuntu and Zentyal, and my ...
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HDD spindown on 14.04LTS

I can't get my drives (SEAGATE 750MB, Western Digital 1TB & Western Digital 500GB) to spindown on 14.04LTS. I have added the following lines on hdparm.conf which worked fine on 12.04LTS ...
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CX usb3 2.5-hdd-case asm1051 wont spindown/detach on ubuntu 12.04

bought this device http://www.ebay.de/itm/281128589294?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 it mount and unmount the partitions on the drive smart is also supported the only thing ...
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How to cache (more) data on SSD/RAM to avoid spin up?

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 running on a 40GB SSD with a raid 5 mounted for media files. I access the files often via samba either with a Raspberry Pi for music playback or with another PC for the ...
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Is there a tool that will tell me why my hard drive is spinning up?

I have my OS installed on a small SSD and most of my data on a large HDD. My HDD will spin up every fifteen minutes or so even if I am not doing anything. I want to find out who is causing it to spin ...
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Increase the disk spindown timeout

When my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) is on battery, the disk powers off after a few seconds of inactivity — about 20s. I use lightdm to log in, and have some Gnome components running (I have ...
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Good spindown for HDD on Media/NAS server

I am running a small media server that also doubles as a NAS drive in my house. I use it to host my Plex library along with my Subsonic library for Roku and my Droid's. It's a real simple ATOM server ...
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Setting SATA HDD spindown time [duplicate]

I am able to spindown my SATA HDDs by using sudo hdparm -y /dev/sdc The state shown by sudo hdparm -C /dev/sdc changes from active/idle to standby (and I can hear the HDD spin down). However, ...
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Reducing power consumption of second HDD

I'm getting a laptop tomorrow with an SSD as the primary (operating system) drive, and I will be putting my old laptop's HDD into it as a secondary drive for holding music etc. Since HDDs use power ...
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How to change harddrive spindown time? [duplicate]

if I run my notebook on battery mode, ubuntu spindown my hardrive every few seconds. How can I fix that? I have tried it with sudo hdparm -S 127 /dev/sda* but I am not able to disable the spindown ...
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Is there a graphical (GUI) front end for hdparm?

Is there a graphical (GUI) front end for hdparm to configure spin down for my hard drives in Ubuntu 11.10?
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Is the HDD spinning when it is unmounted?

Have a PC with multiple HDDs some used only for backup. Should I leave them unmounted? IS the power consumption less when the HDD is unmounted? Do the HDDs spin when unmounted? Thanks a lot
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How to determine / make sure whether hard-disks have spun down when using “hdparm” options?

I want to spin down some hard-disks when they are idle. So I used hdparm package. In the /etc/hdparm.conf I added following lines: command_line { hdparm -Ss 241 /dev/sda } My intention was to spin ...
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Laptop's hard drive doesn't really spin down

I have a new laptop with dual boot to both windows 7 and ubuntu 11.04. While in ubuntu, the laptop gets significantly warmer than in windows. My suspect is the hard drive, because I feel it's ...
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How can I spin down external hard drive?

I want to spin down external hard drive from the terminal before unmounting. It is an sata drive connected through usb. Running hdparm gives this ry@G62x:/media$ hdparm -S10 ...
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Unmounted disk still spins up regularly

I just added a disk, with partitions but none of them are mounted. The disk will still spin up every now and then. it goes like this: ### disk spins up hdparm -Y /dev/sdb;date /dev/sdb: issuing ...
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How do you limit root partition disk access to allow drive to go into standby mode?

When there are no users on my system, I would like the hard disk to spindown to low-power state. I realize that this might not be 100% achievable for a straight 24 hours, but it seems reasonable that ...