Reply to post: Finally fixed my WD20EARS

WDC fires another shot at Toshiba in flash foundry spat, whispers: Pick me, Tosh!

Grunchy Bronze badge

Finally fixed my WD20EARS

Meanwhile I finally got around to fixing my old WD20EARS which was factory programmed to park the heads after 8 seconds. I had to figure out how to disable AHCI to boot into FreeDOS and set the idle to 300 seconds. The poor drive had been parking once a minute for 14,000 hrs! Its a wonder it didn't park itself to death.

WDC is the devil.

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