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HDDScan & seagate AAM/APM Feature

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hi

i have a question about this tool HDDScan http://hddscan.com/

this program have a feature to

The program allows changing some parameters for ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.

1. AAM – this function changes drive’s acoustic. If this function is enabled drive’s noise

may be decreased by smoothing HSA’s seek operations. HDD could lose some

performance.

2. APM – this function allows power savings by temporary decreasing spindle’s rotation

speed (including complete stop) when drive is in idle.

3. PM – this function allows setting spin-down timer. If drive is in idle spindle will be

stopped after the time set in the timer. If any program requests HDD access timer will be

reset and spindle will spin up.

4. Disable Seagate PM – theoretically should turn off some Seagate drives spin-down timer

but I was unable to find drives where this command would work.

5. The program can also start or stop spindle immediately. If any program requests HDD

access drive’s spindle will spin up.

i would like to know where does HDDScan store this setting?

in the registry , in the drive?

is there a way to reset to default factory value?

thanks

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It won't be in the registry. It'll be on the drive itself, in a reserved area. Wouldn't it remain at factory defaults if you haven't changed something? Or are you asking how to change it back later?

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Or are you asking how to change it back later?

thanks Mickey

yes i would like to know if i can change it back and restore to the factory default

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