Date: 10/23/2009 08:44 AM
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The Feature Tool is a DOS-bootable tool for changing various ATA features. It can modify certain features of our Deskstar and Travelstar high-performance ATA hard disk drives and supports 48-bit addressing for new, large-capacity drives.
- Change Advanced Power Mode
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.
- Change Cache Settings
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 Capacity
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.
- Change S.M.A.R.T. Operations
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.
- Change Ultra DMA Mode
Modern ATA drives are currently designed to function at bus speed up to 100 MB/sec.
- Show Drive Temperature
This feature displays the current temperature inside the disk drive. The temperature around the disk
drive is normally about 5 °C lower.
- Change SATA Settings
This allows the user to change the Hard Drives maximum supported interface speed or Enable / Disable
Spread Spectrum Clocking.