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500meg SATA WD Caviar - any tips for fine tuning?

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Hi there ...

I just got a couple WD Caviar drives ...

The 250gig drive and the 500gig drive.

Both drives are SATA with 16 meg cache.

Does anyone have any suggestions for necessary config (if any) for these drives?

I mean specifically any boot level mods that can be made to the drive bios such as disabling certain technologies that make it run more quiet at the cost of some speed. Or, checking to make sure it's running at SATA II speeds, etc.

I haven't looked at Western Digitals site yet, but I'm sure they have an app to check such settings.

Anybody have any tips?

Thanks ...
    
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Run HDTach
I'm still formatting the first one (500gig) ... it's taking *forever* ...

Anyway, that will just give me a benchmark of the drive's speed ... I'm wondering are their any drive_bios level settings or configuration options specific to the Caviar drives that I should know about ...

I will run HD tach when this thing finishes though ...

    
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