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Avoid Western Digital external drives' built-in spin down
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 19, '09 11:39:43AM

Andreas, could you please be more accurate, rather than just hurling out a big tabloid-style horror story?

The thread you wrote on Bombich's forum clearly states (in big letters and pretty colours) that the advice only applies to their external drive units. You don't say why, but link to another thread that explains that WD "MyBook" drives have a logic board assigned to SCSI LUN 0, whereas Macs always (?) expect the drive to be at LUN 0. This apparently prevents Macs from booting from those drives.

But thanks for the advice -- I'll make sure I put a label on my cheap "MyBook" drive so that I don't go using it as a bootable backup. It won't -- fortunately -- be in several colours and font sizes.



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