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Old 07-11-2016, 03:25 AM   #1
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Smile External hdd not ejecting properly with fedora 24

Hello sysadmins i have a sata backup plus external hdd. It's Formated with gpt table and ntfs file system. In windows & mac it automatically detech the drivers and working fine but in any linux(RPM | Debian) its having a problem.

I have been installed ntfs-3g package on my fedora 24 system. I'm able to read write. its working fine but when i unmount it it will be unmounted but the hdd led indicator still on and im hear noise & vibration feedback of the hdd.

I tried many commands like (udisks --detach /dev/sdX) (hdparm -y /dev/sdb)

Please help me & Thanks You.
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Welcome to LQ, raiput944!

The LED indicator on the computer chassis is independent of the external drive. That drive corresponds to the LED on the external drive enclosure. Sometimes when a drive is unmounted, there are a few transactions to be written to the drive or the drive journal. So you might see the light for a second after you issue umount. If the LED on the PC chassis is lit when you unmount, don't worry about it.

If the drive is making noises that's a bad sign. I would install "smartmontools" and display the SMART data with
smartctl -a /dev/sdb
or whichever drive it is. Then, run a test on the drive with the same program.
man smartctl
and scroll down to the examples.

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Old 07-12-2016, 02:46 PM   #3
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External hdd is not ejecting properly.

I tried with smartctl but nothing happened. Any other can describe me what i do


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