WD5000AADS frozen in windows xp


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Hello

I’m not happy anyway with muy HDD. It was bought on September, 2009, and I’m reading tons of articles and post about the famous high LCC.

Is a real issue: my desktop PC is frozen about 6 times/hour and I didn’t get the reason … until I will test the HDD in another PC with the same HW (Asus P5KPL-AM SE, 2 GB Kinston 800MHz, Pentium E6300, Intel G31 chipset). What I discovered? Yes, the same behaviour:  the PC became slow somtimes and without any reason: only using IE and no more SW (antivirus only)

Then, I put my hands working and I saw the SMART tabble with Everest Ultimate SW: ¡¡129.000 Load count cycles!! ¡¡In 7 months!! I don’t use PC as server and I use to switch off at nights. How is possible my HDD is old with that age?

I read over many webs how to disable the parking-head feature of this HDD with wdidle3.exe and so I did it, it works fine, I used: wdidle3.exe /S0  …  and disable completely the function

But … ¡¡the HDD hang-up 3 times per hour !! About 30 seconds per hang-up, it’s better now but I think that is older than it must be with 7 months.

IS there any firmware or any action to do to improve the HDD? How could I avoid the hang-up ? Is very awful to work that way, for example: I recorded a TV-show of 2 hours and when I’m going to play the file, mpg, I see frozen images and jumps !!  Very very bad for a WD HDD

This is the SMART Table with Everest, help is welcome thank you very much

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Miguel Angel from Spain (Malaga)