one more load-cycle-count problem
bsam at ipt.ru
Mon Feb 8 14:35:24 UTC 2010
On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 15:56:35 +0200 Dan Naumov wrote:
> WDIDLE3 changes the drive firmware. This is also how WD can detect
> you've used it on your disk and void your warranty accordingly :)
I've upgraded the firmware at five WD1000FYPS disks. One of them
still kept on running load cycles. Then I used wdidle3 to disable
this feature at this particular disk. Finally that helped. But I
don't see any changes at the disk geomentry. It's just the same
as before (and other four disks as well).
May be not all disks are affected by a geometry change.
WBR, Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD Committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve
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