Best Answer Dave-847 , 06 March 2016 - 07:02 PM
I know this topic is a little bit old, but there is some misinformation above.
Seagate DOES have a tool Tools are available that work something similar to WDIDLE3.
Instructions can be found here: http://www.silentpcr...php?f=7&t=68760
It works, although I couldn't get Win32 to boot on my computer, so I used RUFUS to create the bootable USB drive and just copied HDAT2 onto it.
I don't know how important the LCC count is. I have 5 WD Green drives with counts over 1 million and 1 drive over 2 million.
Also, I have 5 Seagate drives with counts well over 1 million. None of them have failed.
I didn't know I had a problem until I recently built a WHS2011 server and put Stablebit Scanner on it.
I had a WHS V1 server for the last 7 years and the SMART scanner on it never indicated there was a problem.
Edit by Christopher (Drashna):
In theory, the "Disk Control" option in StableBit Scanner is capable of doing this as well, and persistent after reboot.
To do so:
- Right click on the disk in question
- Select "Disk Control"
- Uncheck "Advanced Power Management"
- Hit "Set".
This should configure the drive to turn off the power management. However, please do keep in mind that the drive may report that it is still active, after closing and re-opening the window.
The best way to confirm is to check to see if the head parking has quieted down.Go to the full post