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So is a 4+ sec. spin-up normal? I assume there's nothing to be done to avoid this.
I don't have that drive, so I can't tell you anything. But you could try changing the idle value to never with WDIDLE3.EXE
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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).


I don't think black or even blue drives use "Intelli-park"
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post #13 of 25
The original question was this:
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If you're looking for speed, the answer is a definitive yes: "The Caviar Black 2 TB drive was on average 40% faster than the WD Caviar Green in all six of our benchmarks, which was amazing."
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If you're looking for speed, the answer is a definitive yes: "The Caviar Black 2 TB drive was on average 40% faster than the WD Caviar Green in all six of our benchmarks, which was amazing."
The major problem here is the delay caused by the parking heads. With that (soon to be) fixed, I think this drive will have all the speed I need for storage.

These drives should come with a disclaimer IMO
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The major problem here is the delay caused by the parking heads. With that (soon to be) fixed, I think this drive will have all the speed I need for storage.

These drives should come with a disclaimer IMO
It shouldn't be surprising that something primarily marketed under the tagline of being "eco-friendly" is going to offer reduced performance, with everything optimized towards achieving that intended end goal...
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It shouldn't be surprising that something primarily marketed under the tagline of being "eco-friendly" is going to offer reduced performance...
Agreed. But at least tell people what the deal is and how to modify it if they want.
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Lol, its a storage drive, so don't expect speed. For $70~80 bucks it's cheap.
BTW hl, please give me an update on fixing the parking heads issue if possible.
I may be getting the WD green, although it probably would be EARX, not EARS.
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post #18 of 25
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Agreed. But at least tell people what the deal is and how to modify it if they want.
That's akin to buying a Toyota Prius, and expecting directions on how to get Ford Mustang performance in the glovebox.

post #19 of 25
I don't know why your having problems with it.

My drive used to slip into "Power Save" mode, drove me crazy. In Power Options, I set the Hard Disk tab (to spin down after a set period of time) to Never. As far as I can tell, and listening to the drive, it's always spooled up and ready to go.
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I don't know why your having problems with it.

My drive used to slip into "Power Save" mode, drove me crazy. In Power Options, I set the Hard Disk tab (to spin down after a set period of time) to Never. As far as I can tell, and listening to the drive, it's always spooled up and ready to go.
That may actually be the solution to the problem
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