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by dor342y
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Your statements seem to be true, I verified them with the WD staff and was told the the RPM speed is fixed and cannot be changed after the tuning that's done in factory. IntelliPower merely means that based on an algorithm - the RPM will be around 5400 but not precisely the same 5400 speed for every...
by dor342y
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Explain the response of the official WD support rep.: ... As you may notice the rotational speed is not listed as 7200RPM, but rather as IntelliPower. This means the hard drive will only spin under 7200RPM when the device is under heavy load while decreasing its rotational speed in non-demanding cir...
by dor342y
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Set aside you showed off to not understand what actually their IntelliSeek does/how it works. Set aside that writing a statement without explaining or providing a fact from specialized company/devs shall be ignored. The right name seems to be "intellipower": The table in WD Purple HDDs that lists t...
by dor342y
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

So when you make assumptions, you cannot be called out, and when others with probably more engineering and/or systems background do correct your assumptions, they must be wrong? Yes, they might appear to be condescending, but that's because you stubbornly refuse any info given that does not support...
by dor342y
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

It's not "clutching at straws", I'm merely using common sense and the familiarity that I have with the methods that systems are designed. Until someone who truly knows about HDDs (meaning - WD's devs or any other respected company's devs) then you can't say that you know for sure, but for some reaso...
by dor342y
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

Of course it doesn't change while reading/writing. Before changing the RPM it has to stop read/write activity, then change RPM, then continue read/write. But let's leave all the calculations to the original engineers of the product, and focus with asking them for help. It's ridiculous to argue wheth...
by dor342y
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

So with enough support it's possible? All we need to do is believe? I'm telling you HDDs don't work like that. The RPM is fixed. Ok? Look it up if you don't believe me. Head resting on cushion of air and all that. Maybe we could construct a different HDD, but a firmware patch? Come on... Sure it wo...
by dor342y
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

No firmware patch will solve your problem. With very few exceptions the RPM of a HDD is fixed and cannot be changed. I don't understand why you all give up on this? Firmware patch definitely can solve the problem, because that it can lower the RPM thus the HDD yields less noise. You say that the RP...
by dor342y
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

I guess I don't see a reason for owning the WD Blacks. So, why would I bother to push them on their feedback site? If you need read and write speed for your apps, get SSD(s). If you need lots of data storage, get the 5400rpm drives. That's true, but: 1. Some of us already bought a 7200 RPM drive. 2...
by dor342y
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

Re: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

@CA_Steve: Thanks but: 1. I've already tried Windows Power option and they failed. 2. There should be a persistent/permanent & adjustable solution and a firmware patch to change the RPM could help with that. The request at WD's forums help to achieve an additional solution to the noise problem. I've...
by dor342y
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A quieter HDD with a firmware patch
Replies: 27
Views: 14978

A quieter HDD with a firmware patch

I have two WD Black internal HDDs which yield constant noise while they are in *idle* state - not reading nor writing. I know that the HDDs aren't reading/writing because that all partitions are unmounted. Also I've tried to disable the SATA port (to which the HDDs are connected) via the motherboard...