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With a typical USB hard drive enclosure, is the full range of drive power management functionality available?

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In what may be an unrelated matter: is it possible to suspend a PC without unmounting an attached USB-powered drive, and then remounting it on resume? This is the behaviour I'm currently seeing (running Ubuntu linux 10.10).

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Are there certain models or brands that provide more complete control over this aspect of drive operation? My Friendly Neighbourhood Computer Store carries (part of) the Vantec Nexstar product line.

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closed as too localized by Michael Mrozek Feb 13 '12 at 23:30

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cross-posted on SuperUser –  intuited Jan 2 '11 at 20:18
    
cross-posted on AskUbuntu –  intuited Jan 3 '11 at 6:36
    
I think you took out the only part of this question that made it on-topic; the rest is probably best on SU –  Michael Mrozek Jan 4 '11 at 19:16
    
@Michael: you may be right. Well, feel free to delete, it's already cross-posted over there. I guess the rationale for keeping it here would be that the enclosure's power management functionality has to be accessible from *n*x, i.e. not controlled by custom Windows drivers. –  intuited Jan 5 '11 at 5:04
    
The SuperUser cross-post has an answer... –  Mark Hudson Aug 5 '11 at 19:37
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