Why is WD hiding the Spread Spectrum Clocking info on the label?

Why is WD hiding the fact that newer drives support enabling spread spectrum clocking (SSC)? Unless of course the newer drives no longer support SSC? If that’s the case, are the jumper pins just there for decoration?

Being able to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) as much as possible is a good thing surely? Less EMI means better stability and less Wi-Fi interference etc.

WD staff, if you are reading this: if all of your desktop drives support enabling SSC by jumpering pins 1 and 2, then please advertise this on the drive label on EVERY drive you manufacture.

What do other readers think?

Hello Dave494,

You could refer to the links provided below for more information.



Thanks for the links.

But WD seem to be missing the point entirely: please PRINT the jumper info on the drive labels on ALL your hard drives - including other brands you own i.e. HGST.

I like WD hard drives, never had any problems with them (unlike competitors). I prefer to enable Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) to greatly reduce/eliminate emi from the hard drive and in the BIOS settings for the motherboard components (I don’t do overclocking, so SSC is safe to enable).

Do WD staff read these posts and take them seriously? I’ve suggested in other WD forums for WD to develop self-encrypting drives with cascaded encryption for super strong security, but so far no feedback. I’ve spent a lot of money on WD hardware over the years, so please listen to me and your customers. Thanks.