#50 -B parameter causes Samsung hd204ui instant spindown

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nobody
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2012-09-28
2011-12-09
Redsandro
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hdparm -B 1 -S 120

Any logical setting (1, 127, 128, 248) causes the hd204ui 2TB drive to immediately spindown, causing a spindown-spinup loop when drive is in use.

Using Xubuntu 11.10, hdparm version v9.37, hd204ui firmware 1AQ10001 or 1AQ10010 - depending on who you ask (resp. hdparm or palimpsest) (probably also a bug but not very important).

Discussion

  • dirkl
    dirkl
    2012-03-08

    I can reproduce the problem (same harddisk, same firmware) with Debian Linux, hdparm version 9.32

     
  • jscwww
    jscwww
    2012-04-10

    Same issue here. Ubuntu 10.04, hdparm v9.15.

     
  • Mark Lord
    Mark Lord
    2012-09-28

    That's Samsung, not hdparm.

     
  • Mark Lord
    Mark Lord
    2012-09-28

    • status: open --> closed-rejected