power management of USB - confined disk drives
With a regular USB disk drive unit, is the complete series of drive power management capability readily available?
modify : relocated this right into a separate question:
In what might be an unconnected issue : is it feasible to suspend a COMPUTER without unmounting an affixed USB - powered drive, and afterwards remounting it on resume? This is the practices I'm presently seeing (running Ubuntu linux 10.10).
Are there particular versions or brand names that give even more full control over this facet of drive procedure? My Friendly Neighbourhood Computer Store lugs (component of) the Vantec Nexstar product.