I'm sure this is on here some place, but I did a search and looked threw a few pages of several sections and did not find a thread.
Anyway what happens is my external usb sata hard drive goes into power save mode and I get error like I pulled the usb hard drive or shut it off, etc. I can get it back by pulling the usb cable out and pluging it back in or shutting power off on the drive and turning it on. I have all the power save modes set to always on that I could find in system menu. I also have the power save modes as always on in BIOS too. I'm figuring there is an additional driver or I need send a command to set the external usb hard drive as always on or something.
I'm using Vector linux 7.0 on an old duron 1.3ghz, but over all it seems to run fine, at least so far, but I haven't had vector linux on the machine for long.