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Prevent users from screaming about 8 sec head parking, inelipark bug

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎03-27-2011 03:43 AM

Make a new app to control the time for the idle timer in ALL new disks like in the good old time with wdidle3.

BPVT series are uncontrollable and with 8 sec to stop. they`re likely to die within their warranty period of 36 months or shortly after that. It`s a chinese way of thinking - i`ll sell them crap but they won`t notice it just `till warranty has passed.

Status: Acknowledged
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by ‎03-27-2011 03:56 AM - edited ‎03-27-2011 03:57 AM

And the app must write to internal energy-independent memory to be able to save the settings into the drive.

Just stick to the public standards, please - there is a standard ATA or SMART command to set the idle timer. SAMSUNG did it and are better in this area.