ATA power savings...

Emanuel Strobl Emanuel.strobl at
Mon Sep 26 18:03:46 PDT 2005

Am Dienstag, 27. September 2005 02:47 CEST schrieb Daniel Eriksson:
> 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).

Oh _YES_! I forgot this since I'm used to "tune" any HD I install with 
HGSTs DriveFeatureTool (under DOS) since sometimes these drives work on a 
real RAID Controller (like 3ware or ARECA devices) where I can't set any 
of these ATA features.
But in general I think anything that `atacontrol cap ad0` shows should be 
tunable with `atacontrol ...` in the near future...
Not to forget the possibility to read the drives temperature :)
And some documentation for end users needs to be done, especially for AAC 
and APM, I'm myself not really sure about the values...
But I'd volunteer to investigate...


> /Daniel Eriksson
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