I got one of the infamous WD20EARX (2TB Green) drives this past month, and recently discovered something. I have 445 power on hours count. Load/Unload Cycle count? 44,670. Yes, that is an outrageous number, I know. I tried WDIDLE3, and set it to 300 seconds, which somehow disables it, and it's still increasing... A full 30 in 30 minutes. What is going on? I want this FIXED, it's rated for 300k L/U counts, I'm already 1/6 of the way there, in less than a month! Please tell me someone knows a true fix for this, because This drive is insane. For comparison, I have a 3 year old WD6400AAKS in the same computer, with 24,000 power on hours, and only 1,350 load/unload cycle counts.
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2/4/12 at 11:32pm