ST30000XS spin up -Silicon Image SiI3132 SATALink Controller

July 26, 2012 at 17:16:05
Specs: Windows 7 Pro Service Pack 1, AMD Phenom X4 925 Processor 2.8 GHx / 8 GB / Drives = 3 TB
My ST30000XS wouldn't spin up. Powered on and off connected disconnected reconnected sata cable ...and nothing! (except for the blue front led).

I went in Device Manager / Storage controllers / and right clicked on the 'Silicon Image SiI3132 SATALink Controller', clicked Properties, and for some strange and unknown reason immediately I heard the disk drive spin up. Not only that, but within a few seconds I could then access its content via Windows Explorer.

My immediate conclusion is that the controller was asleep or something until I awoke it for a status check. So, I updated the driver, but I had to revert back.

I find that if it isn't spinning, all I've got to do is access it via 'Device Manager' / 'Storage controllers' / 'Silicon Image SiI3132 SATALink Controller', 'Properties', it seems to wake up and I can actually see the files, copy them, whatever.

Anybody know why this is?

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July 27, 2012 at 09:23:51
Most Seagate external drives haves a "power saving" feature which kicks in after a preset time. It's built in to the drive's firmware. Seagate do supply software called "Dashboard" which allows you to disable it's power saving mode, as well as set up automatic backups (optional):

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