Secondary HDD hard drive spin down abruptly when shutting down or restarting

Bug #1873334 reported by Ginés Utrera Pavón
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Bug Description

I have recently replaced the main HDD of my ASUS a53s laptop with an SSD. I have placed the HDD hard drive in the SATA port where the DVD drive was located. I have not had any problems and the speed of my system has increased a lot. However, I have noticed that every time I turn off the system, a click of the needle of the HDD hard disk sounds, as if it were turned off suddenly (this did not happen when it was placed in the main SATA port). Could you do some configuration in Ubuntu to avoid this? Thank you very much.

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Ginés Utrera Pavón (myzras) wrote :

I have knowledge of Ubuntu at the user level and I do not know which package may be affected.

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Ginés Utrera Pavón (myzras) wrote :

I have been able to solve it temporarily by putting the hard disk in stand-by using the "hdparm -y" command.

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Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Is this still an issue?
You've given us no indication as to which version or flavour of Ubuntu you are using.
Which version of the linux kernel are you using?
Please provide any further information that is asked from you, thank you.

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
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Ubuntu Kernel Bot (ubuntu-kernel-bot) wrote : Missing required logs.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1873334

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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