external USB disk
richardkimber at btinternet.com
Fri Nov 16 16:48:45 UTC 2012
For some time I have had a USB disk that remained unmounted except when a
backup script ran, or I specifically mounted it. After a certain idle time
the disk would spin down and remain quiet. Recently, however, I've noticed
that something is causing the disk to spin up every 5 minutes, even though
it is unmounted.
Does anyone know what might be causing this, and what I might do to restore
the previous behaviour?
The drive is a Seagate 300MB ST300601U2-RK and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with
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