Can't wake up the USB hard drives

anguschang007

Occasional Visitor
I am using the following Orico External Hard Drive Enclosure:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087M8M399/?tag=snbforums-20

The enclosure will sleep after 10 minutes if there is no data transfer. However, the router can't wake up the enclosure from the sleeping mode! It keeps having the following message from the log:
Sep 26 10:30:12 kernel: usb usb2-port2: Cannot enable. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
Sep 26 10:30:12 kernel: xhci-hcd xhci-hcd.0: Cannot set link state.
Sep 26 10:30:12 kernel: usb usb2-port2: cannot disable (err = -32)
Sep 26 10:30:12 kernel: +++++ BRCM skipping port_feat_c_connection for warm reset
Sep 26 10:30:13 kernel: +++++ BRCM skipping port_feat_c_connection for warm reset
Sep 26 10:30:13 kernel: +++++ BRCM skipping port_feat_c_connection for warm reset
Sep 26 10:30:14 kernel: +++++ BRCM skipping port_feat_c_connection for warm reset
Sep 26 10:30:14 kernel: +++++ BRCM skipping port_feat_c_connection for warm reset

Does anyone know what causes this issue?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
It seems to be a general "feature" (aka design fault) of Orico devices. In other words it's not possible for the router to wake up the device once it's gone into sleep mode.

There was a good idea here that suggests creating a cron job that polls the device frequently enough so that it never goes to sleep.
 

anguschang007

Occasional Visitor
It seems to be a general "feature" (aka design fault) of Orico devices. In other words it's not possible for the router to wake up the device once it's gone into sleep mode.

There was a good idea here that suggests creating a cron job that polls the device frequently enough so that it never goes to sleep.
Thank you! It seems that it is the only solution at this moment!
 

Mutzli

Very Senior Member
Always look for a USB drives with an ASMedia SATA controller when using it under Linux.
 

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