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how to manually disable sleep mode/spindown in my hdd

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by coboda, Jan 14, 2011.

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  1. coboda

    coboda Thread Starter

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    I have western digital caviar 120bg hdd model number wd1200bb-00gua0
    I have it connected to my wii to play backups
    the drive goes into sleep mode every 10mins and my games freeze
    i contacted WD they said the option to disable sleep mode is not available on my hdd
    but come on there has to be a way right?
    the drive is 6 years old im not worried about breaking it or voiding a warranty
    if i take the casing apart is there something I can break off that will disable the spindown mode?
    or some kind of hack I can preform to get into the hardware settings?
     
  2. bicycle bill

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    I googled and found another poor soul struggling with this problem and he found the only workaround
    Here--http://xsleep.codeplex.com/
     
  3. coboda

    coboda Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info.
    unfortunately this option wont work for me because I have my hdd plugged into my wii
    and this program requires windows
     
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