[sf-lug] Ooops -- Buying a USB drive to use with your Linux computer? Beware of the FreeAgent series from Seagate...
asheesh at asheesh.org
Fri Dec 7 13:10:18 PST 2007
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007, RBV wrote:
> If you're shopping for a USB drive, read this story first:
>> SEAGATE'S latest batch of drives, the ironically titled Free Agent
>> series are not compatible with the Open Sauce operating system Linux.
>> The problem is to do with the power-saving systems on Seagate's latest
>> range of drives...
And the solution is at e.g.
To be preicse:
(eg: /usr/bin/sdparm --clear STANDBY -6 /dev/sda)
You can put this command in your /etc/init.d/rc.local if needed.
Thanks for the heads-up, because I actually just bought one a few months
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