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

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Re: Finally fixed my WD20EARS

Intellipark (yeah I know... intelli-something is bit like smart-something, ie anything but) on the Green drives.

Whilst their reasoning is not entirely baseless, the 8 second delay for hear park is rather excessive. Especially as the landing zone is not traditional, but bit of a special and only rated for 250k to 350k cycles. You could hit that well before the drive is out of warranty, and I suspect WD will look at LCC and deny warranty replacement if count is higher than rated.

Worst is that they had some Reds with same aggressive 8 second park delay. Luckily the delay is easily changed (or even disabled if that is what you want).

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