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    WD Caviar Green HDD Intellipark Fix

    You can read the rest of the article here;http://www.mswhs.com/2012/04/wd-cavi...tellipark-fix/
    For those that do have the hard drives listed here is a link for the program to correct them;http://www.ngohq.com/news/19805-crit...#ixzz1K8IbfjiD Just scroll down alittle to read the instructions.
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    It doesn't appear to affect any of the 2TB or higher drive models.
    Affected Models:
    WD1000FYPS-01ZKB0, WD7500AYPS-01ZKB0, WD7501AYPS-01ZKB0

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    Chowur,

    Thanks for the info. All though I wasn't noticing any problems with my several year old WD5000AADS-00M2B0 drive I thought I'd check it out. Couldn't download from your link but found this link with an ISO of FreeDOS and the WDIDLE3.exe already loaded. I burned the CD and boot it and got an A: prompt, don't know how long it's been since I've seen one of those!

    I ran the check command {wdidle3 /R} first and sure enough my drive was set to 8 seconds.
    I reset it to 3 minutes 180 seconds with {wdidle3 /S180}.
    Rechecked it to make sure it took.
    Rebooted.

    Everything seems to be working ok so far.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    The two models I see in the article are 2TB;WD20EADS, WD20EARS?
    Last edited by chowur; 2012-04-30 at 02:15.
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    WD20EADS, WD20EARS, WD15EADS, WD15EARS, WD10EADS, WD10EARS, WD8000AARS, WD7500AADS, WD7500AARS, WD6400AADS, WD6400AARS, WD5000AADS, WD5000AARS, WD1000FYPS, WD7500AYPS, WD7501AYPS and WD2001FASSMissed that, thanks.

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