Is power saving the only reason to enable head parking or does it affect the life span as well?
From my understanding head parking actually shortens the lifespan. A hard drive only has a certain number of load cycles in its lifespan. Everytime the head is parked it uses one of those cycles. Thats why people are disabling it.
So I'm having weird issues with this 2 TB WD Green drive. It may be my ports or cables or something. When connecting this drive via USB files copy and transfer just fine no hiccups, just a slower speed. But connecting it to a SATA II port makes it go wonky, freezes the computer every min for about 5 secs. Going to try out all the ports and see. From what I've read so far my drive already has intellipark disabled.
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