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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8

    That seems consistent with another report I got from another forum: silent drive with NCQ disabled -> then NCQ enabled -> loud as hell -> NCQ disabled -> still loud as hell... probably this hours period was not passed yet. This may also account for the differences in various reviews about seek noise: in some reviews 7200.8 is considered very silent, in others very loud. In my case (NCQ disabled), I've found the drive to be not much louder than a Barra IV. Anyway this definitely confirms AAM is still present but hidden... we can only hope for a 3rd party utility in the near future able to toggle AAM.
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8

    Con anyone confirm this? My current mobo does not support NCQ, so, according to this, my drive should be in quiet mode, but I'm unable to do any tests. Seagate support told me this drive cannot be used in quiet mode whatever the controller mode, but this answer could just mean they don't want to talk about AAM due to legal problems.