Hacking Was the whole HDD spindown issue ever fixed?

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I was wondering, was the whole HDD spindown issue with Wii USB loaders ever fixed? I got a hard drive to do USB loading with about a week ago and just now I'm learning about this issue. I'm seeing some people saying it was never fixed, and some saying cIOS fixed it, and it's making me very confused. I just want a clear answer, man.
For reference, the hard drive in question is a Western Digital 2TB My Passport.
The Wiki says the sleep timer on this one can be configured with WD-IdleDisable-Tool, but it looks like this tool has been completely removed from WD's website and from what I can find, only ever supported WD Elements drives.
 

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Not sure, what I can say though is that I personally never had any issues with spindown on the Wii, games always worked fine across multiple consoles and drives so it didn't seem to be an especially common issue at the very least.
 

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There's a program called "WD Drive Utilities" that should be able to disable the spindown on WD Drives. I personally don't have any Western Data HDDs so I instead use a nifty little program called "HDDScan" which can do a lot of helpfull things, including disabling the spindown on any common HDD.
 

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AAAAHH the good old spin down MFing problem! No, no solution! It sucks ass, it depends on your HDD, no way to fix it, believe me, don't waste your time. I have wasted days of my life on that and it is not worth it. Besides, Sega CD games have issues with "all" HDD's on the Wii, so you need an SD card for those games anyways. The rest, like Wii backups and Nintendon't don't have issues with the spin down problematic HDD's. Only emulators.
 

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