I have three WD60EZRZ drives manufactured September 1st 2016. The head parking is set to 8 seconds and I can’t turn it off.
I have tried all versions of wdidle3 (1.0, 1.3, 1.5, 126.96.36.199), and all but version 188.8.131.52 give me the error “VSCSendKey CMD Error 51 04 10 4F 00 00 B0.” wdidle3 184.108.40.206 simply gives the error that “This drive is not compatible,” or something like that and reports that the idle timer is set to 8 seconds. I have also tried idle3ctl which gives the error, “sg16(VSC_SENDKEY) failed: Input/output error.” I even tried idle3ctl with the --force argument, but no joy.
I can adjust the park time on all my WD GREEN drives (3TB, 4TB, 5TB) without any difficulty. It seems that WD has taken the ability to regulate the head parking time away from us.
I even tried running the wd5741 too, designed for the older RED’s that were incorrectly set to park at 8 seconds, but that simply gives the output that the drive does not need updating.
Unless someone has a magic bullet, these new BLUE drives are getting returned. It’s a shame that we have seemed to have lost the BLUE drives as a viable option.
Any suggestions or other methods to adjust the head park time?