external USB disk

R Kimber richardkimber at btinternet.com
Mon Nov 19 12:39:18 UTC 2012

On Sat, 17 Nov 2012 23:03:21 +0000
Steve Flynn wrote:

> On 16 November 2012 16:48, R Kimber <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.

Thanks for replying.  No, there's been  no firmware patch.  I removed the
USB cable for a while and it stopped spinning up.  Now that I've replace
it, it has started again.

- Richard.
Richard Kimber
Political Science Resources

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