• Hard Drive wakes from standby when anything is mounted on USB.

    I’ve got my OS installed on a 120 GB SSD which then has a limited but usable amount of storage space. All my other data is on a 1 TB hard drive that’s quite noisy when mounted, so in Disks/Drive Settings I’ve set the hard drive to go into standby/spin down after 5 minutes of non-use. This works well for me as I don’t need to access the hard drive much and it gives me a virtually silent PC.

    My problem is that whenever I mount a USB stick or memory card it wakes up the hard drive.

    Anyone got any ideas why this might be or how to stop it happening?

  • @anivegmin

    See also

    man udisks
    man udisks2.conf
    # may need to install these first:
    man hdparm
    man sdparm

    One more thing (that may be overkill):

    • org/gnome/desktop/media-handling/automount
  • @manuel
    Thanks for the links. Plenty to learn. I’ve come across hdparm before for acoustic management settings.

  • @anivegmin
    The problem may be vendor specific. I’ve never encountered such a problem, so I have no clear solution. Just the links, and one idea to try.

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