Hello WD Forum,
I got a new retail 5TB WD Elements external 3.5 drive and would like to set the sleep timer to a larger value to prevent wearing out the drive. I tried Smartware but the option ever appears for setting sleep. What are my options using the current WD tools available or command line inputs?
I had a look at the thread mentioned above and am still looking for a way to adjust the power management settings on the WD Elements drive hardware.
Is there a tool/command line that will allow updating firmware sleep time without opening the drive enclosure for WD Elements 5TB WBDWLG0050HBK-NESN? Clicking off every 8 seconds is going to wear the disk out fast otherwise. My plan is to use this for XBox One game storage.