[wellylug] USB 3.0 via PCI-e, & SATA HDD enclosures/docks

Cliff Pratt enkidu at cliffp.com
Fri Jul 15 20:48:52 NZST 2011

On 15/07/11 09:48, David Antliff wrote:
> Hi Ewen,
> Thank you for your insight - perhaps I am being over-cautious with the
> spin-down, although I noticed that there's an audible and slightly
> disconcerting mechanical "clunk" when I 'hot-unplug' the drive, so I
> thought that spinning it down might be a better long-term approach.
> All of this will eventually run via a script, so I'll probably retain
> the slightly more involved 'cold plug' unless someone can tell me that
> it's detrimental in some way :)
I've removed many (dead) still spinning disks and I've noticed the weird 
gyro effect of tilting a fast spinning disk....



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