New pc build with i7 3770K

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
theswede Veteran Member • Posts: 4,009
Re: WD green drives stink

It's usually not as much of an issue in most Windows configs.  But, it's a huge issue with most Linux distributions, and I've also seen some Windows users report the same issues.

I use Green drives exclusively for Linux servers, both my own and those I build for friends and family. There is no issue at all with the parking. The disks stay parked for hours, even days, normally, and the wear (and power use and heat) is minimal. Just as they're supposed to be.

I have no idea how you've configured your Linux systems if you manage to blow HDD's at this rate, but I'd be inclined to call it user error at the rates you're describing. There is no reason at all a Linux system should not perform absolutely fantastically with a Green drive, allowing it to sleep when there is no need to access it no matter how long time passes. And there is most definitely no polling going on every 30 seconds unless you ask for it.

What is it you're running which polls your drives every 30 seconds anyway?


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