Are your instructions for a Mac? I am running a PC and I eventually want to connect it to a NAS that runs some version of Linux… But I digress… I’m looking to disable the drive’s built-in power management, not to control the power management of a workstation computer. Thanks!> * * *
You didn’t say what machine you were using and you posted in a Mac specifiic forum so, if I were you, I would be the last person to criticise TheNarath for assuming that you were using a Mac.
As you yourself point out, WD say -
“Please Note: This is a permanent feature of most of our external hard drives and cannot be disabled. WD externals that include the WD SmartWare software can use the software to change and/or disable this feature.”
So, what don’t you understand about that?
It seems to me that you need to discuss with WD Support the possibility of using WD Smartware with your Studio II. It could be just be a firmware update you need, if they are prepared to make one available to you.
My own Studio II (2TB) came with WD Drive Manager but not WD Smartware, so I will be just as curious as you are about this even though I don’t share your particular problem.
Hmm, I didn’t realize I was being critical. Second point is that the My Book Studio II 4TB discussions are only in this forum, since the drive is marketed to mac folks. It comes preformatted for Mac.
And finally, I understand that customer forums can sometimes provide more dynamic and fresh information than is possible in customer support. I provided that link so that folks would understand that I did some research on the topic and know what the ‘party line’ is on this request.
Anyway, I find it ironic that you are taking the tone that you are accusing me of taking. You should learn to treat people with the same respect you’d like to be treated…