Help with HP SimpleSave 500GB

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  1. MushGuy
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    Hello, I need some help with my new SimpleSave portable hard drive. When I use either USBLoader GX or Wiiflow, there are times that my drive stops loading and I have to unplug it and plug it again so it can resume loading. It's like said hard drive is put on sleep mode automatically sometimes. Is there a way to configure that hard drive so it never sleeps or something?
     
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    Some drive have software for that. Check out the your manufacters website.
    Maybe yours can be set to always on too.
     
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    I cannot find it anywhere. Maybe the software that came with it could help, but I erased it and cannot find it either.
     
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    Thanks for the link, but it only works for ATA/SATA drives.
     
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    I have a 320GB version of the drive, and it works just fine, using the cable that came with it, no splitter or anything.

    EDIT: Jussasec... I have an idea.

    Try getting a splitter cable and plug the power one into a laptop or something. The laptop will tell it to keep loading or something, and the Wii will be fine! I think...

    EDIT2: It also might help to use FAT32 or NTFS over WBFS, since I use NTFS for USB Loaders. Maybe the drive has better detection of when it's being read from that way.
     
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    Wait, I found an application called sdparm (Google it). So far I need to know the right command to disable the spindown on my drive. All I know is that the the STANDBY line is set to 1. Any ideas? I'm using Windows, by the way.
     
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    looks like performance mode might be what you are after:

    http://sg.danny.cz/sg/sdparm.html#mozTocId786906
     
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    OK, here's what I found. I have to use the following command:

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    sdparm --clear STANDBY -6 pd2
    Before that, I have to use this command:

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    sdparm --command=start pd2
    I keep getting the following message, however:

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    change_mode_page: failed setting page: Power condition
    Any ideas?
     
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    OK, here's what I discovered lately. I used HDDscan and discovered that my SimpleSave drive uses a WD disk. So is it possible to configure it using a WD manager? If so, what's the right one to use?
     
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    Anyone? [​IMG]
     
  14. smash_brew

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    are you using a current rev or either loader or cios. i thought that either the newer loaders or cios solved the spindown issue by sending calls to the hdd every few min. i could be wrong tho. my wd my book essentials drive doesn't spindown so i didn't really pay much attention to the issue.
     
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    Well, I'm currently using Waninkoko's cIOS 249 rev20. Using USBloader GX and Wiiflow. Is there a way I can prevent spindowns from the Wii itself?