Register for the iXsystems Community to get an ad-free experience and exclusive discounts in our eBay Store.

WDTLER.EXE - does it work on recent WD green drives?

Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE
Status
Not open for further replies.

nickt

Contributor
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
Messages
127
I think I've got my head around the merits of TLER. I have seen in older posts that some people were able to use WDTLER.EXE to activate TLER in WD green drives, but nothing recent.

Has anyone successfully managed to activate TLER in WD green drives, or has that "loop hole" been closed a long time ago?

I'm embarking on a build right now. The premium commanded on red vs green for the same capacity here in Australia is steep, so I couldn't justify the reds (~$200 difference for 6 disks). For my use case (home NAS with light duties and separate backup), I think TLER is a nice to have rather than a must have.

Thanks,

Nick
 

cyberjock

Inactive Account
Joined
Mar 25, 2012
Messages
19,526
It didn't work on my Greens when I tried it. That loophole was closed like 6 years ago, literally. WD saw that people were using greens in servers and fixed it.
 

nickt

Contributor
Joined
Feb 27, 2015
Messages
127
OK - thanks Cyberjock. I guess that explains why I haven't seen any recent discussion on the topic!
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top