[conspire] should I format Seagate FreeAgent Go 1T in ext3 or leave as is?
freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Sun Mar 28 20:50:18 PDT 2010
On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Tony Godshall <tony at of.net> wrote:
> Indeed I did that myself just today with a 2TB Seagate FreeAgent (I
> made a RAID10 with a 2TB internal and a 2TB external, both Seagates
> with long warranties).
> In Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic), I did this:
> # apt-get update && apt-get install sdparm
> # sdparm -a /dev/sde # to see what the settings are
> # sdparm --clear STANDBY /dev/sde
> # sdparm -a /dev/sde # again to see if the setting changed
> I think my partition was ext4 though.
Did you see the udev fix? Or does Ubuntu not use udev?
Add a rule to the end of /etc/udev/rules.d/local.rules
Seagate FreeAgent allow_restart fix (i/o errors)
-c 'echo 1 > /sys/class/scsi_disk/%k/allow_restart'"
> Best Regards.
> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 22:39, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Darlene Wallach (freepalestin at dslextreme.com):
>>> Thought I'd check. I'm thinking I should format the Seagate FreeAgent
>>> Go 1T in ext3. Does that make sense or should I leave it as is?
>> I would. Looks like the larger problem is the device's default setting
>> of doing spindown on its own initiative. Here are solutions to that
>> problem: http://alienghic.livejournal.com/382903.html
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