WD green and black drives need flashed to prevent failuar

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WD green and black drives need flashed to prevent failuar
« on April 21st, 2011, 10:56 PM »
well for all those who made out like it seagate was the only company that screwed up hard core with hdd firmware
http://www.ngohq.com/news/19805-critical-design-flaw-found-in-wd-caviar-green-hdds.html

seems wd green and black drives (and by a few reports even some blues) have a head park timer of 8 seconds, this can cause constant sleep/wakeup syndrome killing drives :(

seems to mostly effect linux and rare windows apps that write small ammounts of data in such a way that they wake the drive just after it goes to park mode...
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