- Nov 6, 2013
Should be just fine without ever touching it. Had something changed with WD drives with recent releases?
I guess I don't understand your questions. Are you saying that the postings in this thread do not answer your questions?Hi to all, I have buy a wd red 6 tb with nasware 3.0 (WD60EFRX) and I want disable the head parking. In the official page downloads there is a utility called wd5741 and is written that the utility will increase the value of timer but not disable it (moreover I don't have understand if it's a firmware update or change also some settings). Always in the official site is written that wdidle3 must be used only with wd green (I have also tried wdidle3 but it's don't find the hdd maybe because my wd red is link at esata port of my pc) while wd5741 response is that drive update not needed. Now the questions are:
1)wd5741 disable the timer or only increase it the value of it?
2)if I want disable the timer how I must do? I must use wdidle3? and wdidle3 work with nasware 3.0?
3)wd5741 and wdidle3 works only if device is link to serial ata of motherboard?
the posting in this thread are related to hdd with older version of nasware and old firmware.I guess I don't understand your questions. Are you saying that the postings in this thread do not answer your questions?
Also, why must you disable the head parking? If anything I'd set it to 300 seconds. Although mine have been disabled for 3 years now and still doing fine but my drives are a bit older than the new 6TB models.
My reds are at 4.385 years power on hours and they have benn physically running the entire time, minus maybe 2 weeks when I was testing out the aspect of sleeping the drives.Always remember RAID is not a substitute for backup :) Greens that didn't fail in the first year or two seem to last as long as other drives.