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From: meino.cramer@×××.de
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] OT: Widdle and WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 16:35:59
Message-Id: 20100531163528.GA5051@solfire
1 Hi,
3 The WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1TB "green" harddisk has an design flaw:
4 The heads are parked after a much too short time. Or in other words:
5 The designed maximum of head-park-cycles are reached much too fast.
7 WD has offered a tool called widdle, which seem to modify the timer
8 settings of that part of the firmware, which is responsible for
9 the parking of the heads.
11 Has somewhere out there applied widdle to a
13 WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1
15 1TB harddisk with success with -for example- a freedos bootdisk?
17 Thank you very much in advance for any help and info!
18 Best regards,
19 mcc
21 --
22 Please don't send me any Word- or Powerpoint-Attachments
23 unless it's absolutely neccessary. - Send simply Text.
24 See
25 In a world without fences and walls nobody needs gates and windows.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] OT: Widdle and WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>