i have here two Scorpio Blue 2.5" Sata Harddrives (wd6400bpvt and wd3200bpvt) with very
annoying apm settings. With the default setting (60h) the drive spin down after just 40 seconds (!) of idle time.
Also the head are parking every 8 seconds, so the load/unload cycle value increases very fast.
The parking “problem” is fixable with wdidle3 but the extrem fast spin down seems to be hardcoded.
Is there any tool to change this behavior?
I mean save energy is important but this overstate the case!
With this behavior these drives are not usable as a data drive - next to a ssd (for the system) or in a case for external use.