Best Make of Sata Drive for Linux

Andras Simon szajmi at
Sat Jan 1 23:59:33 UTC 2011

On 1/2/11, John Mellor <john.mellor at> wrote:

> I've got a 1.5TB Western Digital Green drive, and I'm not happy with the
> performance of it.  There are also several discussions online about
> these drives having an early ageing problem with ext4 filesystems
> because of them unloading the heads every 5 seconds and ext4 only
> flushing its journal every 30 seconds.

This problem was mentioned in a recent discussion on the Linux Audio
Users list, and  someone mentioned there that there's an alternative
firmware for these drives that  solves this frequent parking of the
heads problem.


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