[mythtv-users] warning for anyone with western digital green drives
mythtv at rtr.ca
Sat Jan 7 22:05:33 UTC 2012
On 12-01-06 06:33 PM, Kris B. wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 10:04 PM, Gregorio Gervasio, Jr. wrote:
>>>>>>> Ronald Frazier writes:
>>> Apparently this is a very common problem noted by many linux users
>>> with these drives. The way to solve this problem is download the
>>> wdidle3 utility (you must boot into DOS to run it) and use it to
>>> either disable the feature or set the timeout to a larger value.
>> This runs under Linux:
>> It worked for me, but use at your own risk.
>> Gregorio Gervasio, Jr.
>> gregorio.gervasio at gmail.com
> Thanks for the link.. I ended up setting mine to 120s... hope that is
> long enough.. Glad I didn't have to worry about making a boot disk and
> all that... this utility worked like a charm.
This same functionality is now in hdparm-9.38, available from sourceforge.
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