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by watchtower
Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

watchtower wrote:I tried out the wdidle3.exe utility and it seems to have frozen the load cycle count completely. It hasn't incremented once in hours.
I'm quoting myself above. I was wrong. The wdidle3.exe utility fixed nothing. The drive has reverted back to incrementing the the load cycle count by one per minute.
by watchtower
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

I didn't type that second quote. You're mistaking me for the OP. oh, sorry.... No problem Mike. I tried out the wdidle3.exe utility and it seems to have frozen the load cycle count completely. It hasn't incremented once in hours. By default it's set to 8 second (8000 milliseconds). I first changed ...
by watchtower
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

No, I haven't seen any claims of it failing due to a high "load cycle count".... Then your comment in your first post... WD is doing their best to just let the drives die instead of warning the customers about the issue. ...is erroneous, inflammatory and unfair to WD. Here's what I will do: Forward...
by watchtower
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

These drives may be failing, but folks may not know it's due to a high "load cycle count". But can you or anyone confirm that any drives failed due specifically to high "load cycle count"? IS there really a cause and effect? No, I haven't seen any claims of it failing due to a high "load cycle coun...
by watchtower
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

Is this problem exclusive to the green power Western Digital product line, or does it also occur with the black and blue product lines? afaik, it seems unclear that this is a problem even in the GP drives. Yes, it seems to be happening, but does it really cause early failure? No one has yet reporte...
by watchtower
Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

Is this problem exclusive to the green power Western Digital product line, or does it also occur with the black and blue product lines?
by watchtower
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 358064

Which number are you talking about? Current or Raw/Data?

I have this drive and when I check SpeedFan it has the Load Cycle Count "Value" as 300 and the "Raw" value at 121445. When I check the count using HD Tune, it has the "Value" as 300 and the "Data" (referenced as Raw with SpeedFan) at 121445. What number are you referencing? What's the difference? If...