1. sekhu

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    OK, I've used hdparm on a WD 3.5" IDE/PATA - I then formatted it, converted to WBFS using WBFS MAnager, then formatted again to NTFS and then back to WBFS.

    MY question is: will such a drive in an external enclosure using hdparm keep the spindown information saved somehow, or do I have to use hdparm each time I format to a format Windows can read?

    The drive is NOT a Passport or equivalent. Just an internal OEM 320GB 3.5" PATA/IDE drive in an external shell.

    Also could the external case's USB controller cause the spindown?
     
  2. hdhacker

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    It depends. Some drives keep the settings by default. Others require the "-K 1" switch. Some won't keep it ever. You won't know until you try.
     
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