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 Post subject: Does WD have acoustic management software for its drives?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:32 am 
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Does anyone know if Western Digital offers acoustic management software for its drives? I have a WD1200JB, makes a little bit of noise, wanted to see if I could tweak it into silence.

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Yes, WD drives do have AAM. I have an Intel MB, so I just use Intel's Application Accelerator to set it on.


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bdelima wrote:
Yes, WD drives do have AAM. I have an Intel MB, so I just use Intel's Application Accelerator to set it on.


Thanks, but that doesn't help me much since I use an nForce motherboard...I was hoping to find a boot-disk utility much like IBM and others offer.

Pete


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I'm pretty sure that Western Digital's Data Lifeguard toolset includes this functionality. (I was using it just a day or two ago for a different purpose.)

http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp

And I also recall IBM's Feature Tool being able to set acoustic settings on non-IBM hard drives, although maybe that's changed since I've last used it. IBM sold their hard drive unit to Hitachi, so there's a new download page for it.

http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm

For the record, what using these tools will do is lower the head seek noise, but they won't do anything about rotational noise.


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