Disable Power Saving on External Drive



  • Am I right to say that the drive will be disabled right after homing? If yes, how can I disable this function of disabling the drive?


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    @pinkmaro said in Disable Power Saving on External Drive:

    Am I right to say that the drive will be disabled right after homing? If yes, how can I disable this function of disabling the drive?

    No, external drivers will only be disabled if you use M18 or M84.



  • @pinkmaro -

    I don't think this is a Duet problem, it's the drive itself going to sleep.

    What kind of drive is it? Some drive manufacturers have a utility program or procedure to flip off the sleep mode built into most drives these days, it's a power saving feature. Sadly, not all drive makers have made it possible to bypass the sleep mode.

    Jump on the Tech support forum for the drive maker, someone there has surely asked this question.

    Note that often third party companies like LaCie will make a drive using someone else's drive like Western Digital.


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