This seems astronomically large compared to my other drives (another 2TB Caviar Green also has this issue, 26,000 in only 10 days! Here’s a print screen of this on HD Sentinel. [ removed link] Is this something I should be worrying about and why would WD gimp their drives like this? I thought drives could safely go up to 300,000 load cycles and then are at risk of dying?
I read something about this the other day. Please use at own risk but you can disable or decrease the time of Intellispeed parking it’s heads: I had two of these drives, My 1TB (Half storage / half operating system drive) Heads dyed after just 2 years use. Prehaps related to over use of parking. Luckily I was able to copy data from the drive but at very slow read & write speeds of 1MB/Sec. I will prehaps use below methods to counteract this issue