Best kind of hard drive for heavy use?

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Thu Sep 15 14:20:22 UTC 2016

On 09/14/16 11:37, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:35:42 +0200, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
>> Can you provide a pointer?
>> Thanks.
> Yes, get in contact with WD support, they could explain you the whole
> situation.

I think we have a misunderstaning here: I'd be happy to see a pointer to 
the EU regulation you mention.

>> As I said, I had disabled spin down.
> Can you provide a pointer?


> Thanks, since it's very unlikely, most likely is that you just increased
> the time, before the drive goes to sleep, but you still run gvfs and/or
> KDE apps such as K3b and or smartd and/or you are using udisks or
> similar to mounted instead of mounting by CLI or e.g. using rodent
> and/or you used libfm, before the bug was fixed,
> etc..

This was on a server: not even X11.

> I don't want to discuss this anymore.


> Apart from this, if a green drive is unwanted, then don't use one.

That's the whole point: I was just suggesting Thomas to avoid them; he 
can decide.


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