Originally Posted by Dudydoo
In my experience, it's usually the device has a powersave feature and after X
minutes of being idle it's kicking in. Is there any errors or information in /var/log/messages?
Also post the useful output of:
apt-get install sdparm
sdparm --all /dev/sdX
The output from sdparm is as follows:
/dev/sdc1: Seagate Desktop 0130
Power condition mode page:
IDLE 0 [cha: n, def: 0, sav: 0]
STANDBY 1 [cha: y, def: 1, sav: 1]
ICT 0 [cha: n, def: 0, sav: 0]
SCT 9000 [cha: y, def:9000, sav:9000]
What do these settings mean? If there is a power saving mode for the drive, can I switch it off??