Provided by: idle3-tools_0.9.1-1_i386 bug

NAME

       idle3ctl - disable, get or set the idle3 timer on Western Digital HDD

SYNOPSIS

       idle3ctl [ flags ] [device] ..

DESCRIPTION

       idle3ctl can disable, get and set the value of the infamous idle3 timer
       found on recent Western Digital Hard Disk Drives.  Idle3ctl can be used
       as  an  alternative  to  the  official wdidle3.exe proprietary utility,
       without the need to reboot in  a  DOS  environement.   Idle3ctl  is  an
       independant project, unrelated in any way to Western Digital Corp.

       THIS  SOFTWARE  IS EXPERIMENTAL, NOT WELL TESTED AND ACCESSES LOW LEVEL
       INFORMATION OF YOUR HARDDRIVE. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

OPTIONS

       When no flags are given, -g is assumed.

       -h     Display help

       -V     Show version and exit

       -v     activate verbose output, mainly useful for debugging.

       --force
              force execution even if no Western Digital HDD are detected

       -g     get raw idle3 timer value

       -g100  get idle3 timer value as wdidle3 v1.00 would display it

       -g103  get idle3 timer value as wdidle3 v1.03 would display it

       -d     disable idle3 timer

       -s<value>
              set idle3 timer raw value. Value must be an  integer  between  1
              and  255.   The  idle3 timer is set in 0.1s for the 1-128 range,
              and in 30s for the 129-255 range.

BUGS

       Please   report   any   bugs   on   the    sourceforge    tracker    at
       https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=329372&atid=1381968

EXIT STATUS

       idle3ctl will return zero on success and non zero on failure.

AUTHOR

       idle3ctl   has   been   written  by  Christophe  Bothamy  <cbothamy  at
       users.sf.net>.

SEE ALSO

       http://idle3-tools.sourceforce.net Idle3-tools website

       http://www.wdc.com/
              Western Digital website