external USB disk

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 04:57:41 UTC 2012

On 11/17/2012 06:03 PM, Steve Flynn wrote:
> On 16 November 2012 16:48, R Kimber <richardkimber at btinternet.com
> <mailto:richardkimber at btinternet.com>> wrote:
>     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.
> It's unmounted and it STILL spins up every 5 minutes? And it didn't do
> this in the past?
> Has it had a firmware patch?
> I would imagine that if the disk definitely is unmounted and it's still
> winding up it's something on this disk itself which is doing this. Test
> by pulling the USB cable from the disk - if it still lights up, it's the
> firmware so your attention should be directed to Seagate.

Sounds like the bios is handling the power management instead of the OS. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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