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HDD shutting down?

I've got an SSD where Ubuntu (the newest, fully updated, 64bit) is installed. Additionally I've got an HDD where I store some things e.g. steam games or images for VirtualBox. If I start Steam or ...
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Cannot access Disk settings for external USB drive and drive does not sleep

I have a Seagate Plus 4 TB external USB 3.0 hard drive and am running stock Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. The OS is running on my internal hard drive. External is for backups. I always had my drive set to ...
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Make a disk sleep permanently

On my computer I have 3 hard disks with 3 different OSes, but one of those disks it's a little bit old and I want to make it sleep always, because it consumes power and makes noise, but I'm not even ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Samsung HD204UI Spin-Up-Time Fail after Suspend

Samsung's HD204UI 2 Tbyte EcoDrives are known for their slow Spin-Up-Time, so I didn't really wonder about a recent SMART failure, after suspend, in the Spin-Up-Time category. Now there is a ...
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How to fix: high HDD activity and slower system after few suspend cycles?

After a few cycles of suspending and waking up, on system wakeup HDD activity lasts for ~5-10 minutes (shouldn't be the RAM used instead of HDD?) and even when it is done, the whole system feels ...
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How to redefine nautilius unmount to turn off the unmounted hard drive as well?

I have just installed an hdd caddy for my second hard drive. I would like nautilus to turn it off when all of its partitions are turned off (to simplify it we can assume that there is only one ...
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USB HDD doesn't persist during suspend when on USB 3.0 (makes mount points invalid)

I have an external harddrive with three partitions, which is recognized as /dev/sdb at boot. After suspending and resuming the mounted partitions (in my case additionally encrypted with luks (two of ...
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Ubuntu suspended - external harddrive no longer powers?

I recently got a new laptop and I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I went to transfer files over from my old laptop using my external hard drive and closed the lid when I went away, forgetting I ...
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SRST failed (errno = -16) while resuming from suspend

I see this error briefly at the top of a full screen console-type text screen as the computer restarts from suspend. At the start of the message is something about ATA, so I think it's to do with a ...
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516 views

USB hard drive sleeps even when in use

I have very small ARM computer with Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) running as a backup and media server for my house. I have attached a new "WD My Passport" 750GB USB drive to it. The drive is recognized and ...
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gnome-power-manager is necessary to spin down hard disks?

With modern hard disks is necessary to use gnome-power-manager to spin down the hard disks? Or are they prepared to sleep automatically after certain amount of inactivity time?