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I have been having a problem with my HDD going into standby mode (I think), and not coming out of it. For example, today, I was using mozilla, and during all of my activity, I hear "click, SSSSSSSSssssssssss", and then I lose all ability to do anything with my hda drive, right in the middle of using it!!! I have to completely power off my computer, wait 5 secs, and turn it back on again, because if I just hit the reset switch, on the reboot, the BIOS does not even detect the drive!! Can anyone help me fix this, or at least disable the standby altgether?
I've been using hdparm for some things, such as speed testing, in fact, I used it to figure out that what I was hearing was it going into standby mode, but I can't figure out how to, or if I even can, disable it that way.
OK, so I read the man page for hdparm a little more closely this time, and i found 2 options that may have helped, -B and -S. -B gave me an error: "HDIO_CMD failed: Input/output error", and -S gave me the message "setting standby to 0 (off)". So I hope that the latter option gives me the results I want, but that remains to be seen.