Having a problem with External HDD

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Having a problem with External HDD

Post#1 by Vmo x » 02 Sep 2014, 22:29

hello i recently have had a problem with my porteus LXDE 3.0 where after half an hour of usage my External HDD turns itself off. then i have to force shut down and restart, is there a way to fix this?

before this started happening i had to force shutdown because it freezed.

i was thinking it could be a corrupt save time because if i put my External HDD in my Windows PC to file transfer everything works fine. will i need to make a new porteus save because i dont want to loose my data

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Re: Having a problem with External HDD

Post#2 by francois » 03 Sep 2014, 01:08

Do you have a laptop? Give us the specifications of you linux box.
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Re: Having a problem with External HDD

Post#3 by Vmo x » 03 Sep 2014, 05:31

yeah dw i managed to fix this.. i just got a new linux build c:

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Re: Having a problem with External HDD

Post#4 by francois » 03 Sep 2014, 07:31

It seems that it would have to do with your external hdd. It could vary from one hdd to another. The linux command to help you is sdparm, see:
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions ... m-sleeping

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sdparm --clear=STANDBY /dev/sdc -S
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