Drive Utilities | IBM - Hitachi Feature Tool 2.15
Date: 10/23/2009 08:44 AM
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This feature allows you to change the default power saving mode of the drive. The device preserves the
selected power mode across all forms of reset, that is Power on, Hardware and Software resets.
Read and write caching are performance enhancement features of hard disk drives. Write cache allows
the drive to write data out to the disk media some time after reporting to the system that the write
operation had been completed. This data is protected provided power isnt removed from the drive.
Read caching is where data is read form the disk media and kept in its buffer in anticipation that the data
that the system next requires is already in the buffer.
Change the predefined capacity of the drive. This option can be used in situations where there is a BIOS
limitation and the drive is not recognised.
SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is intended to protect user data by
monitoring and storing critical performance and calibration parameters. SMART devices uses
sophisticated analysis algorithms to predict the likelihood of near-tern degradation or fault conditions.
Modern ATA drives are currently designed to function at bus speed up to 100 MB/sec.
This feature displays the current temperature inside the disk drive. The temperature around the disk
drive is normally about 5 °C lower.
This allows the user to change the Hard Drives maximum supported interface speed or Enable / Disable
Spread Spectrum Clocking.
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