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#2

Why do you assume it shouldn’t be?

#3

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#4

TLER is more important on desktop / mobile drives than anywhere else.

WD fine-tunes TLER in the Reds because they’re more often in RAID arrays, where if a drive doesn’t respond to commands during a TLER event, the RAID controller could mark it bad, drop the drive, and go into a degraded mode.

In a non-RAID environment, the host will wait a long time for a TLER event to complete without issue. The host might hang for a bit, but it’s not going to drop the disk like a RAID controller will.

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#6

You deleted your question because anyone reading the answer would know it was correct. Glad I could help!

And for anyone that comes across this post wonders what the question was, it was basically why TLER was enabled on WD Black drives, and if TLER is important on desktop drives.

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and you said:
TLER is more important on desktop / mobile drives than anywhere else.
which proves you know nothing about TLER

#8

The name TLER is a double-negative word. in the fact that if the TLER value is greater than 0, TLER is “disabled” and if it’s “0” it’s “Enabled” That’s backwards from most other uses of the term.

In any other sense, a non-zero number means “Enabled,” and Zero means “disabled.”

But Zero setting for TLER means “ENABLE” TLER. Makes great sense. Even Wikipedia gets it backwards / forwards in the same article.

So if TLER=70 (Which, IIRC, is 7 seconds), that’s DISABLING TLER, which means it ALLOWS the drive to recover for a long(er) period of time. That is what is important to desktop/mobile drives.

ENABLING TLER (which is setting the value to 0), means it will NOT try to recover from errors for a long(er) period of time. That’s what’s important for RAID arrays.

So a Non-Zero value for the TLER setting is what’s important for laptop/mobile drives.