energy saving hard drives?
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I have a recurring problem with energy saving hard drives: they power off while they are mounted, confusing the operating system. I have to sudo to force an umount and then mount them again.
I had to write a little script to trick the firmware into thinking the drive is in constant use, to as to prevent it from powering down.
Is it a hardware feature that is not supported by the linux kernel?
Power saving options of the hard disk
Saving energy in Linux (power management of hard drive, monitor, and CPU using ACPI or APM)