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From: Meino.Cramer@×××.de
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] [OT] Manipulating a mobile external harddisk
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 06:29:28
Message-Id: 20160202062915.GC4744@solfire
1 Hi,
3 for storing not so often used data I bought a 2.5" external USB
4 harddisk.
6 This little beast has a very small timespan before it goes idle
7 and (from the time needed to be woken up) it seems, it parks its
8 heads then.
10 The main usage of the disk to be connected to my PC from time to
11 time, copy some data and unconnect it again. It will never be used
12 with a laptop or such (accu driven machinery).
14 Is it advisable to try to longen the active time before the disk
15 goes idle to prolong the lifetime ?
16 Is it possible to do this with hdparm?
17 It is a sane idea? ;)
19 Thank you very much in advance for any help !
20 Best regards,
21 Meino