Sleepy WD drive problem

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  1. David80008
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    Hello, Using a 1TB WD elements HDD with my Wii and It seems that if it doesn't load anything for around 15 mins, the drive enters sleep mode which in turn crashes a lot of games as it takes too long to start back up. Especially Gamecube games(gives same screen as the good old 'click click click' crash).

    I have read varying solutions to this so I would greatly appreciate if someone with the same drive could give me a step by step guide and possibly link me to the exact program/s that I have to use to sort this out once and for all.

    Thanks, David
     
  2. bowser

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    I don't know the exact steps for your drive model but these are the general steps:

    1. Your drive should come with either a CD or with the setup file pre-installed in the drive
    2. Either way, install the software on your computer
    3. Look for the power saving options and turn it off
    4. ???
    5. Profit!
     
  3. David80008
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    There's no cd and if there was any software on the drive originally, it's gone now. I have all the wd tools somewhere but there's lots, I'm not sure where I find the sleep time option and to top it all off, I have multiple sources saying that the WD sleep timer settings won't help me one bit but i need some other tool to sort it out...

    Help...


    EDIT: For the record, I actually have WD Smartware on one of my WD 'My Book' drives but it doesn't work with my 'Elements' drives...
     
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    You should be able to find the software for your particular drive on the WD website.
     
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    Thank you, this looks like exactly the guide i need.