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    Sata and USB Hdd spindown??

    Hey guys, I am having trouble spinning down my SATA and USB hardrives attached to my Linux box. I know Hdparm is used to Spindown ATA devices connected only on the IDE bus, but for some reason my SATA drives are being recognized as SCSI sda devices. I tried Sdparm with no luck. I am using Seagate and maxtor drives, anyone have a solution ?

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    I wasn't quite sure about this one, as SCSI emulation is used for SATA (hence /dev/sd?) but SATA is still ATA. I found this link, I hope it is of use to you SATA/Linux

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