My HDD freezes after 30m in evrey game?!?!?!?!?!?&

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  1. wiihacker3000
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    My HDD freezes after 30m in evrey game?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    it is an antec- Mx-1 actively cooled hard drive enclosure with a 160gb desktop hard drive.

    first i had problems getting wii games on it. i simply fixed it by going to a windows vista computer and formatting it to: exFAT and then to WBFS and games then worked on usbloader gx , wiiflow, and wii cover flow.

    but....now every 30 min my hard drive enclosure starts to make wierd noises like this: tik...tik...tik...tik...tik...tik, etc............

    and then freezes... any one know why?
     
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    It's going to sleep is why.

    Search the hard drive manufacturers website for software that can turn this feature off.
     
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    could be the hard drive spinning down(power save) or the hard drive is going bad the "tik...tik...tik...tik...tik...tik"
     
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    i went to the manufacturers website and the manual must be downloaded. so downloaded it and its a .pdf file and i dont know how to use it..... can some 1 tell me themselves how to fix it?? and can i fix it while wbfs is on it??? i have over 20 wii games that i dont want to loose.... so please tell me the best way to do that.
     
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    What did the pdf say? Link me to it and i will have a look.
     
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    i'd read that pdf if i were you...
     
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    there are two types of tik tik tik sound

    there's one that's from the hdd trying to power on, but it doesn't have enough power. so it spins, runs out of power and stops, gets a bit of power and tries spinning again, etc etc. this can happen if the enclosure is powering the drive off, causing the drive to try and get powered by the usb (may or may not happen depending on design of the enclosure pcb)

    or it's the drive failing. perhaps it overheats and fails or just fails after time when it hits a particular spot.


    what cios are you using? i don't have the problem first hand, but i do remember some cios's have problems with spindown and others have attempted to fix it.
     
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    You're an ass. and I mean that in a good way. You seriously made me lol [​IMG]
     
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    use adobe reader to open the pdf file.
     
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    I prefer Foxit, way smaller download and takes up less resources, plus the layout it a little more customizable.
     
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    This was s huge issue when the USB loader first came out. I had the same issue with two drives.

    Look for a program called: hdparm. You can find it easily - it's free. Read the instructions carefully before running it. You can use it to shutdown the sleep cycles on any drive.

    Again - make sure to read the instructions as you can screw up your C: drive if you're not paying attention. As long as you're careful you'll be fine.

    HDPARM
     

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