Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording

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Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 1:30 pm

On Mon, 2013-03-11 at 09:42 +0000, Jonathan Gazeley wrote:

I guess inside my drive is a conventional 3.5" 7200rpm drive, just some
controller does cause the spin down and up, down and up ... or are there
special 3.5" 72000rpm drives available too?

Did you also have a 24 month warranty?

For my brand new I've got 24 month warranty, OTOH in the German WD
forums I read about issues regarding to the warranty, I already sent a
request to my dealer, asked at the German WD forum and wrote to the
English WD support.

At the moment a script touchs the drive every 5 minutes, just to avoid
the noise the spin downs and ups make.

I don't understand why the drive does spin up, when not in use. It's not
perfect, but for my usage ok, if the drive would spin down and keep
parking the heads and turned off the motor, but without being mounted,
without access, it spins up several times an hour, just t spin down
again. Is there a valid reason to do this? I guess it's a bug.

Regards,
Ralf

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[LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Mar 9, 3:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Peder Hedlund, (Sat Mar 9, 4:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Robin Gareus, (Sat Mar 9, 5:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Jonathan Gazeley, (Mon Mar 11, 9:43 am)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 18, 5:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Mar 11, 1:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Mar 9, 6:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Mar 9, 5:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Peder Hedlund, (Sat Mar 9, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] External USB 2 HD for real-time recording, Peder Hedlund, (Sat Mar 9, 5:38 pm)