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Avoid Western Digital external drives' built-in spin down
Authored by: bedouin on Mar 18, '09 08:40:58PM

Fixing your Free Agent is pretty simple if you have access to a Windows machine. All you have to do is use Seagate's software utility to disable the power settings in the firmware. Once you do that all the annoyances are gone.

As for the WD drives -- I have two 500gbs. One of them was attached to an iMac running Linux with a touch script applied; it died a very strange death. I have another 500gb WD on an OS X machine with the same script and it's still kicking.

I kept the empty enclosure from the WD drive, but I'm kind of weary of putting another drive in it.



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