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Setting APM on seagate drive.

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majinsnake
2012-11-21
2013-04-27
  • majinsnake
    majinsnake
    2012-11-21

    I was reading reviews on my hard-drive through newegg. Someone on newegg wrote the review below.

    Quote " the two I got were firmware CC4D, which cannot be firmware upgraded per Seagate's website
    - overly-agressive APM causes their Load Cycle Count to increment rapidly (~20-30 / hour in my setting), potentially killing the drive within a couple years; the APM level can be adjusted with hdparm, though, so if you know about it you're okay"

    That might potentially be the reason the drives fail or could be bad firmware.

    Anyway…I need help setting the APM on it.

    I do have an Intel SSD as my boot drive.  The seagate drive is my drive for everything else.

    A link to the hard-drive model.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

    Here is the command I have been trying to use.  "hdparm -B 140 /dev/hd harddisk 1."

    Example of how to use the command.

    C:\Program Files (x86)\hdparm\bin>hdparm -m 128 hda -b 140

    hdparm - get/set hard disk parameters - version v6.9-20070516 (Win32

    Usage:  hdparm    ..

    Device:
    /dev/hd    harddisk 0,1,…
    /dev/sd    harddisk 0,1,…
    /dev/scd   cd-rom 0,1,…

    Any help is appreciated.

     
  • majinsnake
    majinsnake
    2012-11-21

    This is the hdparm under Windows that I am using. The 6.9 version.