Spindown Question

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by sekhu, May 14, 2009.

  1. sekhu

    sekhu moo?

    Feb 14, 2007
    OK, I've used hdparm on a WD 3.5" IDE/PATA - I then formatted it, converted to WBFS using WBFS MAnager, then formatted again to NTFS and then back to WBFS.

    MY question is: will such a drive in an external enclosure using hdparm keep the spindown information saved somehow, or do I have to use hdparm each time I format to a format Windows can read?

    The drive is NOT a Passport or equivalent. Just an internal OEM 320GB 3.5" PATA/IDE drive in an external shell.

    Also could the external case's USB controller cause the spindown?
  2. hdhacker

    hdhacker GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 6, 2009
    United States
    It depends. Some drives keep the settings by default. Others require the "-K 1" switch. Some won't keep it ever. You won't know until you try.