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Old 15th September 2010
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So I got the WD15EADS, used wdidle, and that worked great:

  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       60
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       4
As a sidenote, wdidle just runs on *all* disks, I had an old WD 20GB disk connected at the time and it tried to disable the idle timeout on that disk too. meh :-/

I also had the chance to get my hands on some other WD GP disks such as the WD10EADS and WD20EARS, and wdidle worked on those too.

... When I look on the interwebz I get conflicting reports about which drives do and don't work ... Internet sucks.
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