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Re: automatic sleep on external USB disks?

Giles Lean( said 2010.02.25 23:13:48 +0000:
> Some do, however, put disks to sleep after a period of inactivity.  

I can confirm this, I have an external USB drive that spins down after a
certain period automatically. I cannot recall the make or model though!
The drive did this on 4.0 as well as 5.0.

> The only good thing is that disk prices have come down, so having one
> die a premature heat death isn't as terrible as it once was.

Yet few people make back ups!

> Giles

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