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Thread: Green Harddisk Death - Load Cycle Count

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    Jan 2010

    Green Harddisk Death - Load Cycle Count

    Hi Community, concerning this: For the Western Digital Caviar Green Series and for the notebook-harddisks of WD there is an official firmware workaround designed to switch the default energy-save-head-parking-time-settings of 8 seconds to user-defined values or to deactivate this feature completely. This workaround is called wdidle3.exe, can be started from MS-DOS-boot-floppy and there are two versions of it: 1.00 and 1.03 as far as I know. Western Digital hands over this tool only on request to single customers. WD does not offer it for download. How decent of them. I have applied it and it does fine. Anyway the diagnostic-option of the tool says so. Separate apply of smartmonitor-diagnostics should give sureness. It does its job for WD-notebook-hdd's, for EADS- and for EARS-Series. You will find it via search engine. But you may need patience to find it. hope it could increase livetime of your mass-storage, best regards, hans1967
    Last edited by hans1967; March 1st, 2010 at 08:48 AM.


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