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16470Re: WD MyBook Essential Spin down

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  • hallerharry73
    Dec 5, 2006

      there are two points to consider. Firstly the HD and its enclosure
      must be able to spin down and secondly the Kernel must also support
      I have a IB-351UE with Agere Chip that can be set to spin down mode
      with sdparm --command=stop /dev/sda on a machine running kernel
      2.6.x (SUSE 10.0). But if I connect it to the NSLU2 with Unslung 6.8
      and sdparm package 0.99-1 installed it refuses to spinn down. There
      is no error message when an sdparm command is issued, it is silently
      ignored. So I guess the Unslung Kernel (2.4.22) or the driver does
      not support it.

      Regards and 73

      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, "chandersawh" <chandersawh@...>
      > Hi,
      > I know this topic has been covered a lot. Please forgive me.
      > I have the 500GB version of this drive connected to port 2 on my
      > Unslung 6.8 beta. This is the drive I unsligned to.
      > It will not spin down. I even tried moving the /dev /var the ramfs
      > with no success as suggested by
      > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/FAQ/SpinDownUSBHarddisks using the
      > rc.bootbin script.
      > Any help would be appreciated.
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