Problems with hdd-spindown

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  1. siliconmessiah
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    Yeah. Here it goes.
    I have a softmodded wii with all the latest cios:s up to date and I use a Samsung G3 HDD 1TB.
    When I play on the emulator for a while and decide to quit or save, the HDD seems to have gone into some kind of "sleep mode". When it decides to spin up to enter the emulator menu, it only results in the HDD keeps on blinking, and the emulator hangs.

    Any tips on how to stop this?
     
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    Whoa....the solution in that thread is way too complicated.

    I had a similar problem with my Seagate drive. To fix it, all I did was install the software that came with the drive, went into the settings, and turned the power saving mode off.

    You should be able to do something similar for your Samsung drive.
     
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    Thanks for your input.
    Just found out that there is no software for Samsung G3 Station =/. The auto-power-saving spindown seems to be unavoided. Guess I´ll have to look for an new driver.
    What is your type of Seagate drive?
     
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    Seagate Freeagent 512GB
     
  7. siliconmessiah
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    I think I found the problem.

    I had not installed cios´s 202, 222 and 223.
    Now when I have done this using modmii, things seem to work fine.
    Could this have been the solution?
     
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    usb loaders only use one cios at a time. There are 2 different flavours of cios.
    Waninkoko cios are usually installed in slot 250, 249, 248, ... and Hermes cios use slot 224, 223, 222, 202, ...
    Most usb loaders start with a cios, but have the option to select another when you load a game.

    The 2 flavours use different usb ehci code.
    So, if your usbloader is using one of the Hermes cios after you installed it, it could be that it solved your issues.
     
  9. siliconmessiah
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    I had only installed 249 before and I never had any spin-down problems with usb-loading, as the HDD gets accessed almost all the time.

    The problem that this thread is about, is only in emulators. See the first post.