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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514

I'm storing media on this drive, and accessing my flac directory is slow. Clicking on the folder containing all flac files, it's a good 4-5 sec. until the sub-folders come up.

I've not changed any power settings in the OS or BIOS.
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post #2 of 25
Not sure what you're looking for exactly...

Yes the WD Green drives are hardly the fastest around. They probably seem like dinosaurs compared to an m4 SSD.

Get 1 or 2 or more and RAID 'em up to make them faster? Dunno what to tell you.
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Does this happen only the first time you access them in a while, or every time you try to access the folders?
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A HDD will normally go dormant unless it's been recently used. If after a period of inactivity it's slow, but when you do the same thing with it a second time and the speed has improved, it's because it was sleeping and had to physically "spool up" before it could read the data.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hl900 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136514

I'm storing media on this drive, and accessing my flac directory is slow. Clicking on the folder containing all flac files, it's a good 4-5 sec. until the sub-folders come up.

I've not changed any power settings in the OS or BIOS.
The 2TB WD Black offers a 39% increase in average read speed, and 46% drop in access time over the WD Green.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1077/1/

WD Green:


WD Black:

Edited by jlells01 - 10/14/11 at 3:09am
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Yeah any storage drive will do this. It shouldn't be slow after it has woken up though. If its doing this for ever folder afterwards something seems wrong, I've got a WD green in another PC for storage and its plenty responsive enough.
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With the older generation of WD Greens (as a matter of fact I don't know about the WD20EARX either) the heads of the drive park every 8 seconds by default. For it to start seeking again the heads need to be reloaded.
I think this is why you are experiencing the problem.
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Originally Posted by guiJY View Post
With the older generation of WD Greens (as a matter of fact I don't know about the WD20EARX either) the heads of the drive park every 8 seconds by default. For it to start seeking again the heads need to be reloaded.
I think this is why you are experiencing the problem.
So is a 4+ sec. spin-up normal? I assume there's nothing to be done to avoid this.
Edited by hl900 - 10/14/11 at 3:10am
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It's a feature that they did on purpose (to be green?).
There is rumored to be a WD released program called WDIDLE3.EXE that fixes the problem. WD denies this, but you can try it if you like!
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It's a feature that they did on purpose (to be green?).
There is rumored to be a WD released program called WDIDLE3.EXE that fixes the problem. WD denies this, but you can try it if you like!
http://support.wdc.com/product/downl...id=609&sid=113

I'm curious what time frame a drive like the caviar black would use for this feature (if at all).
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