how to manually disable sleep mode/spindown in my hdd

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coboda

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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?
 

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/
 

coboda

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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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