This is my first experience with WD drives, and i decided to buy a new one 3 weeks ago, a Caviar Green wd20earx, so i was reading about the green drives and found out about very high load cycle counts, possibly shortening the HDD’s lifetime. i checked the S.M.A.R.T on my drive, and i wanna know if this is a normal Load cycle count in comparison with the power on time.
Power-On time count is 172 hours
Load/Unload cycle count is 4535
if i’m right, this means the heads park approximately 26 times per hour, meaning 624 times a day, and 227760 times a year.
Is this correct?
also, is this normal? what is the parking rate on this specific model? 200,000? 600,000?
I’d appreciate an answer if this is normal and how i can solve it if it isn’t.
Thank you very much.