My caviar green drive (WD10EARS, 1T, 64M) has a high LCC in a rather short time (known as 'C1 Gate").
I know that wdidle3 can be used to disable or change the idle time.
But I heard that if you use wdidle3 to modify the parameter, then the drive is no longer in warrant.
So [Q1] is the ‘lose warrant’ saying true?
(I tried other softwares to change AAM, but they seem incompatible with EARS.)
And I wanna ask [Q2] what is WD’s explanation toward ‘C1 Gate’?
The soaring C1 figure surely indicates that the lifespan of the magnetic head is greatly shorten. How can you assert it’s a feature rather than a flaw?
I have made contact with the customer service about this through e-mail and telephone. The e-mail got no reply. The hotline said he found no related data in his computer and hadn’t even heard of it!
btw As far as I know, the ‘C1 Gate’ influences most caviar green (e.g. AADS, AARS, EADS, EARS) and some caviar blue (BEVT) model that were produced this year. Some that were produced last year do not have this problem.