Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Wed Sep 14 08:36:00 UTC 2016

On 09/14/16 06:21, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:

>>> IOW the green WD drives do exactly what is required by the EU
>>> Regulation
>> ???
> By an EU Regulation all external drives must go to sleep after a while.

Can you provide a pointer?

>> You spread FUD about WD drives.

4 out of 4 drives gone bad in less than a year?
(BTW several other drives in the same conditions are still going on).

> Sure, if a green drive is unwanted, nobody should buy a green drive.
> However, assuming somebody should have bought one by accident, then
> simply let a script access it, before it spins down. If the drives goes
> to sleep at around 30 minutes, "touch" the drive every 28 minutes.

As I said, I had disabled spin down.


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