external USB disk

R Kimber 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

- Richard.
Richard Kimber
Political Science Resources

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