Disk goes to sleep and is never awakened

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 18:59:22 UTC 2012

On 12/12/2012 02:50 AM, Steve Flynn wrote:
> On 12 December 2012 00:42, JD <jd1008 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, if the drive does not support APM (advanced power management),
>> then what is making it go to sleep?
> It's own firmware. I have a Western Digital hard-drive which won't go
> to sleep when plugged into a USB2.0 port, will will fall asleep
> despite not being told to do so when plugged into a USB3.0.
> I just touch a file on it every 5 minutes or so.
I had set up a script to do that every 2  minutes.
I was hoping that there was a more "elegant" way :) :)
But sometimes, brute force has to do.

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