one more load-cycle-count problem

perryh at perryh at
Tue Feb 9 10:51:21 UTC 2010

Jeremy Chadwick <freebsd at> wrote:
> The DOS utilities submit custom ATA CMDs or data to all WD disks
> to toggle or adjust these features.  If someone could figure out
> what the command(s) were, the feature(s) could be implemented into
> atacontrol(8).  Of course, that would require reverse-engineering
> of the EXEs ...

Or use of an ATA analyzer (think wireshark, but for ATA).

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