[ltp] hdparm -M acoustic Management

Laurent Gilson linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 20:16:27 +0100


> Does anybody know wich are the risks (and benefits) on thinkpad ? (the
> r50e for example...)

The main problem are old discs which do not support AAM. These can do  
pretty much anything after receiving this command. But i don't think you  
have a 500 MB HD in you R50.

The second problem is the first generation of SATA-drives. Apparently  
there are some buggy firmwares in these. And i think the SATA <->  
PATA-Converter used in the R52 may be such a case.

Anyway: AAM only alters the sound the heads make while reading/writing.