Is that going to fix it permanetly so I can use the drive in Windows? and what part of that command specifies the drive in question?
okay so im seeing from google it should be:
/dev/sdf hdparm -S0
as the drive in question is the F drive. Im not finding too much helpful stuff through Google about hdparm such as like a user guide or a command list but I have an ubuntu disk burning now and since the drive is devoid of any valuable data and pretty much extra I have no problem just screwing around till I get something worked out.
Well you can go ahead and call me a liar I found the man page eventually in my Google results tough it was entirely unnecessary (except for learning some new stuff) because it took me less than a minute to reboot to the live ubuntu disk and pound the command in, reboot and then see that the drive was now posting properly in the BIOS. Thank you very much P Smith! My RAID 5 array is now up to 2 TB. FYI for anyone else that needs to do this what you are gonna have to type in to the terminal is:
sudo hdparm -S0 /dev/sdx
where x is whatever the drive letter is. Without sudo and you'll get an access denied message thankfully I at least new that much. And I may also recommend that you add those instructions to that first post in case anybody else was unclear about it as I was.
Edited by spazebar, 08 October 2009 - 08:31 PM.