[mythtv-users] warning for anyone with western digital green drives
mythtv at rtr.ca
Thu Jan 5 23:02:26 UTC 2012
On 12-01-05 03:52 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> And there you will note that #3 under ways to properly configure it is
> to use the wdidle3 utility. So even WD considers that a proper way to
> configure your system.
Yup. If only WD would ship their drives with this already configured
to a more reasonable value than 8 seconds. Or even better, if perhaps
WD would instead follow the ATA standards for these things and not
use a hacky method for controlling the advanced power management features.
I set all of my WD "green" monsters for a 30-second "idle3" timeout.
It's a small nuisance that requires booting from a DOS floppy or USB-stick,
but it only has to be done once after purchase and then things are fine.
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