HDD with Power Disable

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Glyptothek
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HDD with Power Disable

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Hi
Does the TD2 Plus work with Power Disable HDD? eg Western Digital Ultrastar HC560 WUH722020ALE604 0F38761 20TB 7.2K RPM Power Disable
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GimmickTadpade
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Re: HDD with Power Disable

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Hey there! There's good news and potentially some caveats regarding using Power Disable HDD with your TD2 Plus and the Western Digital Ultrastar HC560.

The good news: Many users report success using Power Disable HDD with various WD drives, including some Ultrastar models. So, it's likely compatible with your HC560 as well.

The potential caveats:

Specific model compatibility: While WD drives are generally mentioned as compatible, it's always best to double-check with either Orico (TD2 Plus maker) or WD for official confirmation regarding your specific HC560 model (WUH722020ALE604).

Firmware updates: Ensure both your TD2 Plus and the WD drive have the latest firmware updates installed. This can sometimes resolve compatibility issues.

Individual drive variations: While a specific model might be generally compatible, there can be slight variations between individual drives that could affect functionality. If you encounter issues, trying another identical drive from the same batch might help.

Overall, using Power Disable HDD with your setup seems promising, but it's worth checking for official confirmation and considering the potential caveats for a smooth experience.
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Glyptothek
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Re: HDD with Power Disable

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Thanks Got the drives but they both seem to sleep after a few hours and transfer fails Where can I get a FW update for TD2 Plus? And how would I apply it WD site says no FW update available
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Re: HDD with Power Disable

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Look for a compatibility list of hard drives and their power management features in the TD2 Plus manual or user guide. TerraMaster, the manufacturer of TD2 Plus, would have the most accurate information. Provide details about your specific TD2 Plus model and the Western Digital Ultrastar HC560 drive (including model number and firmware version) for the best answer. While Power Disable HDDs can save power, they might require specific support from the storage device (like TD2 Plus) to function correctly. Double-checking compatibility is crucial.
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Glyptothek
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Re: HDD with Power Disable

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Solved it a 20Tb Ultrastar in Desktop, a 20TB UltrastarDC560 with Power disable in TD2 Plus with an 8TB WED Red NAD
Getting up to 300mb/s using TB3 Cable to laptops and desktop
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