ATA power savings...

Daniel Eriksson daniel_k_eriksson at
Mon Sep 26 17:47:36 PDT 2005

Emanuel Strobl wrote:

> since ataidle from ports doesn't work with ATAmkIII

Another feature of ataidle is the ability to set the acoustic management
bits. Typical ATA disks ship with acoustic management turned on, which
results in lower performance but less noise (5-15% slower seek
performance seems to be normal with AM turned on).

It would be nice if ataidle could be made to work with ATAmkIII so that
I could turn off acoustic management on the ATA disks I have in my

/Daniel Eriksson

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