Hi, I have an WD20EARS Caviar Green attached to USB of my HTPC. AFAIK the drives firmware should spin down after a certain time of inactivity? This never happens. Even when I turn of the HTPC and there is not possibly any more data transfer, the HDD would keep spining and spinning, all night.
I was thinking about using wdidle3 to check and fix idle settings of my hard disk but the description says it is not for WD20EARS:
Is it correct, that the WD20EARS firmware is capable of spinning down?
Can I safly use wdidle3 for my HDD
Any other Ideas why the HDD keeps spinning forever?