Owner: Anibal Monsalve Salazar <email@example.com>
* Package name : idle3-tools
Version : 0.9.1
Upstream Author : Christophe Bothamy
* URL : http://idle3-tools.sourceforge.net/
* License : GPL-3.0+
Programming Lang: C
Description : change the idle3 timer of recent Western Digital Hard Disk Drives
Idle3-tools provides a linux/unix utility that can disable, get and
set the value of the infamous idle3 timer found on recent Western
Digital Hard Disk Drives.
It can be used as an alternative to the official wdidle3.exe
proprietary utility, without the need to reboot in a DOS environment.
A power off/on cycle of the drive will still be mandatory for new
settings to be taken into account.
Modern Western Digital "Green" Drives include the Intellipark feature
that stops the disk when not in use.
Unfortunately, the default timer setting is not perfect on linux/unix
systems, including many NAS, and leads to a dramatic increase of the
Load Cycle Count value (SMART attribute #193).
If you have a Western Digital EADS or EARS drive, please check your
SMART information before it's too late by running the following command:
sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep "^193"
If the Load cycle count exceeds 1000, you're probably affected by the
idle3 timer problem.