It took me a few tries to get WDIdle to actually run. It's a new PC, and I was having trouble getting it to boot off a CD or USB drive. Booting off the USB drive WDIdle would just "hang" and I couldn't get a report or anything from WDIdle. I tried a bootable CD instead, but it wouldn't even boot from it (the system just went straight to Windows). I eventually had to (temporarily) switch the SATA mode to IDE in the BIOS instead of AHCI.silence_seeker wrote:Also, do you remember what you entered in WDidle in order to disable Intellipark? Seems a lot of people have gotten no response from the drive or setting it has gotten no effect.
But from your posting it sounds like you've confirmed that disabling Intelliseek actually works.
This allowed me to boot off of a CD. I ran "WDIdle /R" to see what the current value was, and it was set to 8 seconds. I then ran "WDidle /D", and it said it was successful in changing the time to 62 minutes (which although isn't disabled, should pretty much eliminate the problem).
If I get a chance, I'll see if I can check the production date. Would it clearly state "Production Date" on the drive? Or will it be coded into some other number?