Originally Posted by mabuttra
In your case, you replace the 'X' with the letter 'b' (/dev/sdb) and omit the space (-s0). the command would then be:
sudo hdparm -s0 /dev/sdb
The Eagle has Landed! I can't believe how easy that was once I entered the correct command into the Ubuntu terminal.
I was immediately rewarded with: "Spin up: setting power-up in standby to 0 (off)" I then took out AAJS-1, dropped it into the ext. usb encl., plugged that in (once I'd re-started in W7) and... Recognized! Formatting to NTFS in Windows was easy as pie. Lather, Rinse, Repeat with AAJS-2. Two nice new hdd's for my kids' windows computers.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped me out with this! So glad it finally worked.
p.s. my two PAL DVRs still work great with the 1T drives in them. I'll be recording a TON of Olympics for my family to watch in the coming weeks. That should be good fun.
thx agn, alex