Problem with external harddisk
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Posts: 1666 from 2003/4/10
    From: France

    i have a problem with external harddisk (SATA 3.5 Western Digital 1Tb with external box ORICO)

    the harddisk is swithed in pause after no utilisation of many minutes, when i want to access with MorphOS, the power of the harddisk restart.

    Is it possible with MorphOS to force the harddisk to stay swith on always?

    Thanks for your return.

    [ Edité par Papiosaur 06.12.2021 - 14:24 ]
  • »06.12.21 - 07:52
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  • MorphOS Developer
    Posts: 2718 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    There's an IDEStandby command in C:. Try something like
    idestandby device usbscsi.device unit 0 clear

    That said, it's most likely that the USB case itself is doing something odd there and not the HDD itself.
  • »06.12.21 - 14:06
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  • Butterfly
    Posts: 75 from 2010/7/30
    In fact it is windows that puts a hardisk in standby, usually if you put it in a position to put a hardisk in standbay.
    an external hard drive when you turn it on always goes
    I think this is a problem with the external case
  • »06.12.21 - 14:21
  • MorphOS Developer
    Posts: 2718 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Not without additional details. What kind of partition layout does it use? What file systems? Are you sure there isn't a partition marked as bootable on the disk?
  • »06.12.21 - 19:29
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  • MorphOS Developer
    Posts: 492 from 2003/4/11
    From: Germany

    Papiosaur schrieb:

    MorphOS stop at startup (boot logo) with external harddisk, possibility to fix that ?

    If it is a Fat32/MBR formatted drive which is marked as (Dos-)bootable, there is a chance that it hangs in the boot process because it can't find any system files. In the end, It depends on the boot priority of the actual system partition (which should be higher). It might even extend to other filesystems with an MBR-formatted drive, I just remember that I ran into such issues in the past. Just a guess, though ....
  • »06.12.21 - 22:01
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