Looking for a 500 GB+ HDD with spindown control

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  1. limesherbert
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    I need a 500+ GB hard drive with an option to keep the drive on forever. I hear freeagent go has the option except I believe those only go up to 250gb? Anyway if anyone could help, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    i have a maxtor basic 500 gig that works great just go to their website... or to each company and see if they have the setting software that would be your best bet.....
     
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    I just bought a 500 GB seagate freeagent go at office depot for $109 on sale this week. It works perfect and has software to stop the spindown issue.
     
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    I have two Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB drives and both are working great and do not spindown.
    Also I checked the parameters within hdparm to see the setting and it's set to OFF.
    This is internal 3.5" drives inserted in a cheap enclosure from Ebay. Working perfectly.
    Not yet came across a game that freeze's...
     
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    Western Digital mybook is probably the best HD out there IMHO, it is fast, no spindown issues and looks good.
     
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    install rev13a/b it fixes the spindowns
     
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    I have a 640GB Toshiba PX1393E-2G32 HDD.
    It doesn't sleep/spin down.. [​IMG] (Tested with 30minutes 1hour & 2hour! [​IMG] )

    Adr990
     
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    I have already tried rev13a and b and that didn't work for me... Now i'm using rev12 and this new drive and it works flawlessly.
     
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    well it worked for me on my wd drive ssbb used to freeze after 1 minute now it plays perfect on gx.
     
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    Seagate Freeagent Go 500Gb. Has software to disable spindown + doesn't require external power source.
     
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    $100 for 500GB? That's extremely expensive, considering you can pick up a 1TB external for $84... and that's without a sale.


    HDParm works with any SATA/IDE drive, provided you can hook it up directly.


    I have a USB to SATA/3.5 IDE/2.5 IDE universal adapter that works perfectly. It keeps the drive constantly awake -- even when the Wii is off(I opt to unplug it when it's not being used). The real benefit to this is that I'm not restricted to a single drive and it comes in handy for repairs.
     

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