I have just bought a Samsung 2TB Story Station external USB 2.0 drive and it
is formatted with ext4 and works with ubuntu 11.04. It seems to have SMART
The disk works fine, except that it automatically spins down very
quickly when it thinks it's not needed. Since it takes 5-10 seconds to spin
up after doing a 'save' this has started to become irritating.
I tried hdparm -S242 /dev/sde to delay spin down but this doesn't work.
Is it possible to control this behaviour using smartctl? Basically, I just
want to delay spin down for a reasonable time so that it doesn't interrupt
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