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i received yesterday my new western digital green1tb in order to replace my WD caviar black of 500gb because i didnt install to many apps there and needed a lot of space for all the TV Shows i like keeping on it...
super fast and nice but my problem is tht if i leave it idle for couple of hours or something and dont access any files from it, it will just disappear from my device manager and everywhere like it shut down on its own :S
i thought it must be its power savings settings but it can seem to turn on afterwards and i need to restart which is a bit annoying biggrin.gif

please help me thanks
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Probably RMA time.
You might be able to disable 'spin down the hard drive after x minutes' in Windows since the drive spins down on it's own anyway.. Likely won't make a difference but /shrug.
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post #3 of 15
Yea, even when it spins down it should still be available. You could try disabling it 9in both BIOS and Windows) but it sounds like a HDD problem.
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post #4 of 15
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will try to disable the spinning down and hope it works, the weird is that after the restart is all okay and that it is brand new...
dont really want to RMA it as i got it from a different european country and have on it 500gb which will take to move out and then in and pay shipping bla bla bla smile.gif
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Shuold have stuck with the Black Version of the drive. I have a 500gb and 2Tb WD green drives and they are both giving me problems. After speaking with a tech at WD, they stated that the greeen Drives are not for Typical use. only fro Web surfing and Word doc creation and editing...
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my os is saved on my ssd and wd is only for video files...
cant figure out how to stop the spining down in bios, any help?
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman;12179007 
Shuold have stuck with the Black Version of the drive. I have a 500gb and 2Tb WD green drives and they are both giving me problems. After speaking with a tech at WD, they stated that the greeen Drives are not for Typical use. only fro Web surfing and Word doc creation and editing...
In contrast I have been running 5x1TB green drives with -zero- issues. I wouldn't say typical use either - I have them in a RAID5 hosting 2 VMs and 2 iSCSI targets for OSes of networked diskless clients. I also use the drives for frequent bittorrent downloads and storage in addition to media streaming over LAN and WAN.

Maybe I got lucky. Five times?
What I'm trying to get at is it's most likely faulty hardware - either the drive, cable or SATA controller.
post #8 of 15
faulty sata cable? or try another sata port. Mine did that too, it used to disconnect randomly (sometimes when I was copying from one drive to another!) but once I changed sata cables/sata ports it hasnt done it in a long time.
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post #9 of 15
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well the sata cable and port was working fine for my western digital caviar black but i will try to switch the port
any thought on how to update drivers or disable spinning down?
tried even with error reporting and it was perfectly fine and even when it did tht because it kept it busy it didnt disappear from the windows
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Start -> Control Panel -> Power Options -> Change Plan Settings -> Change Advanced Settings -> Hard Disk -> Set to Never (0 minutes)
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