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Old December 22, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
Wasn't there something about greens spinning down too aggressively and that had a huge effect on access times? I know I ran a green as an OS drive and it was abysmal. :)
Originally Posted by AkG View Post
They dont spin down, rather they park their heads after 8 seconds of inactivity. In an OS enviro that means the heads are parking and unparking damn near constantly. Since the actuators are only good for so many hundred of thousands of parks...they die early deaths. Earlier greens you could override or modify this time out via WDIDlE...but WD hasnt maintained it so the later WD drives dont work with it. Damn shame really it made many a green into a decent, reliable storage drive :(
Yeah the head parking issue was a massive down fall for the Green series.
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