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by FunkyRider
Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Combining Green and Blue series drives
Replies: 11
Views: 6881

Re: WD Combining Green and Blue series drives

Previously the difference between Blue and Green are RPM and "intellipark"

If they rebrand green to blue, will those new blue have head parking issue?

I know you can disable it using WDIDLE3 but it's a hassle to new users and a detrimental behavior to the disks.
by FunkyRider
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Blue 1TB single-platter WD10EZEX
Replies: 5
Views: 8201

Re: WD Blue 1TB single-platter WD10EZEX

Some are noisy, some are not, depends on how well the platter is balanced on the spindle motor. A well balanced single platter HDD is very quiet in idle as almost inaudible.
by FunkyRider
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD humming noise vs manufacturer variance
Replies: 1
Views: 2945

HDD humming noise vs manufacturer variance

I have seen countless threads from people asking why certain model of HDD makes so much humming, vibrating noise, while others claiming it is totally silent. The culprit lies in manufacturer variance. HDD being mechanical device, obeys standard manufacturing variance rules. Even for the same make / ...
by FunkyRider
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanently*
Replies: 12
Views: 38262

HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanently*

HOWTO: Disable Seagate DM001 APM Head Parking *Permanently* This tutorial applies to DM series: ST1000DM003, ST2000DM001, ST3000DM001, ST4000DM000, as well SV35 series This is supposed to fix the random "Chirp", "Click" noise and stop SMART C1 Load Cycle Count from increasing fast. Hardware needed: ...