[SATLUG] kernel 2.6.31 and external hard drives -SOLVED!

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Sat Sep 26 10:14:41 CDT 2009


John D Choate wrote:
>>> John C.
>>>   
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>> No prob,  Im curious though do you notice a difference when using  a 
>> single vs a double? does the extra power help spin up? Just wondering.
>> Todd
>>
>>     
>
> Nope. Not a single bit of difference. They both spin up in the same amount of time (quickly), and both are reported by Device notifier just as quickly. Then there is about half minute lag opening the drive in a file manger with either cable. This behavior is identical to my desktop machine running 2.6.31
> There is still an issue with this kernel, but at least my laptop can mount drives using the Vantec NexStar enclosure.
>
> John C.
>   
Interesting, it might be time to upgrade my hardware my external usb 
drive is about 5 years old.  I guess the power improvements in power 
consumption on these drives has improved.  nice to see it IRW.

Todd


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