Hello people, I have this WD Caviar Green 500GB (WDC WD5000AADS-00M2B0) drive for almost 2-3 years and it’s still kicking. The most annoying feature is the standby when the drive is not in use. I have on my drive ( as most people do) backed up copies of movies, photos and other stuff, and this standby thing sometimes get’s really annoying. For an example if I watch a movie and pause it and go do some stuff around the house, when I come back and hit the play button WMP (and other players - new OS hdd as new windows 7 64bit install and the same thing with old windows installations) freezes until the disk starts to spin and read the data, and after that the movie goes in slow motion for a few seconds and then it comes back to normal. The thing I’m asking is there a firmware or another program that can disable the standby option of the drive. And I do understand that it is a green drive and it it supposed to do that but it was the cheapest model I could afford at that time.
And one more thing if there is a fix for it I will have to copy all my data to another HDD so I will not lose it?
Thank you in advance,