Okay guys, I have been smashing my head against a freaking wall with Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, and Hitachi customer support. I grabbed 2 WD drives, popped in my handy dandy modded UBCD 4.11, went to disable TLER, got an error, and that started my incredibly frustrating journey. I've lumped WD's customer support and been pestering Hitachi and Seagate. Samsung's been very quiet. I have Hitachi saying "You can use CCTL on our consumer drives if you want." Seagate's sounded either slightly confused or threatening going "No, you can use any of our drives in RAID-5, they'll just break faster." My forum research has led me in so many freaking circles I am finally tired of it. Since I'm a staff member of www.reclaimyourgame.com and I've ran headfirst into a metal bar of defective by design hardware, I'll be writing an article with everything I find out and I will be linking to this thread. My face when I realized that I was honor bound to raise a stink over this was priceless. Somewhere between 'holy crap' and 'I was supposed to be on VACATION!'. So, seeing this, http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1482622&highlight=TLER&page=19 , I think I'm in the right place. Let's put a silver bullet in this beast's head. I'm going to just throw it all to you guys and see what you all have. I'll second post with my research so far. -What brands allow you to persistently adjust the error handling times, regardless of the name, on their newest consumer drives as of November 16th 2010? -What utilities do you need? -What brands allow non-persistent changes to their consumer drives error handling times, in what operating systems, and what utilities do you need to do this? -What brands explicitly do not allow modification of these settings? ( We all know, this is for the purpose of consolidation ). -What brands, if any, have other traps to RAID users implemented in their disks, and what do you need to take care of it? And lastly: -What controllers do CCTL/TLER/ERC/ETC. not matter at all on and how much do they cost retail ( unless integrated ).