Gutsy Issue with SATA drives

Here is how I permanently fixed it:

1) make a file named “”. The important thing is starting with “99”.

2) make sure the file contains the following 2 lines (fix it if you have PATA HDD):

hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda

3) copy this file to 3 locations:

Voila! After that the HDD never spins down on power (looks like it actually spins down on battery at modest rate). Sorry if the instruction is too detailed, no offense.

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