I've just installed an extra handdrive. I intend to store movies etc on it, so it will be seldom used.
When I suspend or resume the harddrive spins up, even if the drive is unmounted. Is there a way to avoid this?
(I'm on Ubuntu 10.10.)
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It's likely due to the usb drivers strobing the usb ports checking for active devices during the state change operation. I have an external drive that does the same thing... it will occasionally fire up when I insert a flash drive or whatnot into another port on the computer. Something about the 'check who's there' operation wakes up the drive.