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Turn off Advanced power management on samsung f4

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I have a Samsung F4 in my system that's clicking every few seconds If I use HDD scan to turn the feature off all is good but the touble is it starts again
on a reboot

need something to actually disable it at the drive if that's possible.....any suggestions
post #2 of 9
What do you mean by clicking? Are you able to gain access to the drive? You can see your data? The settings you are modifying are not something that you can directly modify through any software. It is builtt directly into the firmware and you need a special tools to do that. HDScan cannot do this.

Your best bet is setting inw indows for the drive to go to sleep and there is a program that will write a tiny file to the drive every so often to keep it spun up.
 
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The drive is working perfectly its just that its clicking every few seconds .......like I say I can resolve this issue temporally with HDDscan (until I reboot)


I was thinking something like Feature tool might have settings for it .
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@OP

I suspect you mean the head parking, which is actually quite aggressive on on those F4s - I have seven of them in RAID 6 array. Are you sure Samsung (now Seagate) doesn't have a tool to address this? Or perhaps something in Windows Disk Management?
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@OP

I suspect you mean the head parking, which is actually quite aggressive on on those F4s - I have seven of them in RAID 6 array. Are you sure Samsung (now Seagate) doesn't have a tool to address this? Or perhaps something in Windows Disk Management?


can't find anything other than tools that I have to start on every boot.
post #6 of 9
As lord zeb said, just use this unless/until you find a firmware modification tool: https://nosleephd.codeplex.com/

This is asummig your clicking noises are just the drive parking and unparking the heads as the drive sleeps and ain't being used... is it an OS drive?
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As lord zeb said, just use this unless/until you find a firmware modification tool: https://nosleephd.codeplex.com/

This is asummig your clicking noises are just the drive parking and unparking the heads as the drive sleeps and ain't being used... is it an OS drive?


The app you posted don't work for me, others do but its a pain getting them to save and run with windows 10

I have found a DOS app that should enable me to turn off APM from the disk itself but the BIOS needs to be set to IDE mode... My motherboard don't have the option for this only AHCI and IRST


I will take the drive out and put it into my other system and see if I can sort the issue........and yes its the head parking but its every few seconds and as annoying as hell.
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The dos app didn't work but I found a new fix


Took the drive out and put it in the cupboard and used an SSD instead LOL
post #9 of 9
I would recommend NOT messing with the drive's firmware unless you want to end up with a bricked drive and possibly expensive data recovery. Fixing firmware issues is... the bane to my existance sometimes. That and doing complex RAID recoveries. RAID 50 anyone? One with 5 failing drives (3 from one set and 2 from the other)?
 
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