12-16-2009 05:44 PM - edited 12-16-2009 05:47 PM
Forgive my bad English, please
Although I have a Mac, I'm following the evolution of those who have upgraded
firmware on PC DELL ... Unfortunately I have no other way
In parallel forum, of the same argument, (if I have misunderstood), some people say that there is an option in the BIOS called "AAM" = Automatic Acoustic Management ", which seems to be the solution of the problem, combined the firm:
Apparently there are 3 options:
1) Quiet will make the setting of the AAM (128)) (slower performance)
2) Bypass: (will leave the setting of AAM as it is from the manufacturer)
3) Performance: (will force the setting of the AAM to (254)) - Max performance and louder noise)
My question now is:
AAM variation of this parameter in the PC BIOS HDD DELL reduces performans?
If so, is not a real solution ... but it is only apparent.... Would not it be like having a 5400 rpm at the end?
For example: with my HD (with even the original firmware 002SDM1) make a copy of a file of 1.3 Giga happens in 30 seconds, from one folder to another in the same hard disk.
With the new firmware 005SDM1 with various settings of AAM, what happens?
Have you encountered any slowdowns than before (apart from the elimination of the click noise)?
12-17-2009 09:44 PM
12-18-2009 04:55 AM - edited 12-18-2009 08:05 AM
Automatic Acoustic Management (AAM) controls the seek performance by adjusting the aggressiveness of the acceleration and deceleration profiles for the voice coil. If the voice coil starts and stops more smoothly, then the clicking noise during seeking is reduced, but the seek times increase slightly.
You can benchmark your drive using HD Tune. The drive's RPM will remain the same, but the access time may increase slightly.
Automatic acoustic management (AAM) is a method for reducing acoustic emanations in AT Attachment (ATA) mass storage devices, such as ATA hard disk drives and ATAPI optical disc drives. Since acoustic emanations are a byproduct of rotational speed, AAM provides a discretionary mechanism for quieting drives by limiting rotational speed and power consumption—in effect, sacrificing performance for quieter operation.
AAM operates independently of advanced power management settings. AAM is an optional feature set for ATA/ATAPI devices; when a device supports AAM, the acoustic management parameters are adjustable through a software or firmware user interface.
INCITS (formerly NCITS) first standardized AAM in the ATA/ATAPI-6 specification.
12-18-2009 02:35 PM
01-24-2010 09:35 AM
my ST9250410AS seagate hard drive was not opening programs very fast, especially SPYBOT (freeware)..it would sit there with the progress bar stalled at about the 85% position with my dual processor almost completely at 100%...it took about a minute and a half to finsih opening the program.
i followed seagull2 instructions and it updated correctly..i kept the 'text' statement in the command line so i would get a confirmation at the conclusion of flashing the firmware: fdlh -m HOLLIDAY -F 0005SDM1.LOD -i ST9250410AS -b -v >text
now when i open SPYBOT, and it reaches the approximate 85% progress bar position, it only takes about 15 seconds from that point to completely open the program, instead of approximately 90 seconds....presumably, the rotation speed is now at full speed because i did notice about a 10-11 centigrade increase in drive temperature...it was about 30-31C before the flash and now, it is at 40-42C.
i am a happy camper now since i was seriously thinking about replacing this drive; now i don't have to do it...this drive replaced the original drive, which was a WD @ 5400 rpm rotational speed drive.
thank you seagate for the forum but i was hoping you would be more pro-active with providing firmware updates to your retail customers...please re-consider your policy.
01-24-2010 01:01 PM
01-30-2010 10:35 AM - edited 01-30-2010 11:24 AM
I have a Seagate momentus 320gb 7200.4 (Model: ST9320423AS, Serial: 5VH05T7B, Firmware: 0002SDM1) and I have downloaded the corresponding firmwareupdate from Lenovo:
When trying to update I get a message along the lines of "no firmware to update"
I tried running it in both ahci- and compatibility-mode as suggested but to no avail.
As with the dell release I imagine that the issue is: "This firmware update utility may not update a drive without a Lenovo part number(P/N), even its model is identical to a drive in the supported drive list. The drives with Lenovo part numbers include firmwares designed for using with the ThinkPad system."
I am unable to determine if Lenovo and dell have customized the update as I cannot "get into" the lenovo release, if not, then ofc I'll just use the one from dell. (0002 > 0005 right?)
Anyone care to take a look at the lenovo release?
btw, any software available that lets me monitor drive rpm?
01-30-2010 01:31 PM
01-30-2010 03:07 PM