Maxtor AMSET ?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Sin-Tex, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Sin-Tex

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    bump, come on people.
     
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    You don't really need it. It doesn't make much difference at all. I never bothered with it, and my drive isn't noisy.
     
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    I was thinking more of the extra heat it will generate due to it running at 7200rpm as supposed to 5400rpm. The fan is to noisey for my liking so i want to insure it comes on as little as poss.
     
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    AMSET won't affect the amount of heat generated by the drive.
     
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    I thought AMSET gives it quite mode i.e is simply reduces the drive from 7200rpm to 5400rpm is so that will reduce the amount of heat the drive will create when running.


    Found it, if anyone else is looking you can get it here

    http://www.replaytvupgrade.com/

    It's about 10% down the page, or just do Edit Find Amset.
    Also has WVSET for the write verify.
     
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    AMSET DOES NOT change the speed of the drive. That is fixed by the drive hardware, and you can't change it. All AMSET does is to alter the characteristics of the head movement on the drive, to quieten down drive access. WVSET switches off the write verify, but you do run the risk of data corruption if you switch it off, because the drive won't read back what's written, and correct if necessary.
     
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    OK, now I'm confused.

    My Maxtor drive (6L250R0) came with the write verify set to off and as far as I can gather, from the Maxtor web site http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/maxtor.cfg/php/enduser/olh_adp.php?p_faqid=1210, you would only turn on the write verify if your data was citical and this would be an additional level of verification to that already set on the drive.

    As the drive comes set like this, you shouldn't need to do anything with it or worry about turning the Write Verify off, as it would be off anyway. Anybody else confirm my ramblings :rolleyes:
     
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    Yep, from what you said it is already off so no need to run WVSET.
     

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