[xubuntu-users] Western Digital external drives

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Mar 14 15:28:07 UTC 2013


in the German WD forms I got a reply, with the claim, that once a WD
Elements is spin down, it will park, _not_ spin up again, if there's no

For my updated Quantal, 64-bit with current kernel lowlatency from the
repos and a self-build kernel-rt 3.6, running current Xfce 4 the drive
does spin down and up again and again even when _no_ partition is
mounted, I'm running a Xfce 4 session without an application launched,
while I don't use the computer.
So with completely no access by me,

- Quantal _does_ access the drive, even if no partition is mounted
- or I got a brand new drive that's broken and should make use of the

How can I find out, if there's something fishy with my Quantal or if
the drive is broken?

Any ideas?


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