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Old 03-05-2013, 08:32 PM
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Quote from cequalspid View Post :
Thanks for that info, and I'm curious as to how you measured the 40/hr figure.
CrystalDiskInfo. Look at the "Load/Unload cycle count" line. After 68 power on hours my load unload cycle count 1015 and growing. Leave the program for a few hours and check the count again, it increases about 40 per hour and you can hear the drive making that sound when it loads and unloads. It's like they designed it to shorten your drive's lifespan. Seagate issued a firmware update for the internal ones that have a firmware format of CC4X. My external has a CC9F and the CC4H update would not update my drive probably because of the format difference (CC4 vs CC9). I will have to open a case with Seagate about that.
Btw I checked my windows media center DVR that is running a WD 2TB Green drive that I never checked for head parking, guess what already had 136K load cycles in just 6 months. Luckily there is dos tool by WD that disables it permanently in firmware. By the time I am done with this posting cycle count increased to 1022...
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