AAM for Western Digital drives?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by mln01, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. jshorr

    jshorr New Member

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    Cool, would you think that would be the case even if the drive was a 5400RPM/2MB cache drive? Still should be ok?
     
  2. jshorr

    jshorr New Member

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    I ran the amset /quiet on a Maxtor drive, then loaded up the Hitachi Tools....the amset /quiet had set the acoustic level to 192, not the minimum of 128. I want as quiet as possible but I am also ultra paranoid of screwing up my recording or playback if the performance was set too low and I was recording, playing, and possibly doing a transfer to another unit or something like that. What do you guys normally set the level to using the Hitachi tool? Thanks!
     
  3. blindlemon

    blindlemon tivoheaven.co.uk

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    I always set it to the minimum on Samsung drives.

    Performance is not an issue in a TiVo, especially as AMM's only effect is to (marginally) reduce the seek speeds whereas most of the work in a TiVo is reading/writing large sequential video streams.

    5400rpm drives are preferred for TiVo use as they run cooler than 7200rpm drives and neither rpm nor cache size have any effect on performance for the same reason as above.
     
  4. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Setting it to 128 (versus 192) may not make the drive any quieter. The drive may choose to implement two settings only. The Hitachi tool has a seek test, so you can try different settings to check if you hear any difference.
     

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