hdparm Alternatives

    hdparm is described as '- get/set ATA/SATA drive parameters under Linux'. There are three alternatives to hdparm for Windows and Linux. The best alternative is sdparm, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like hdparm are Hdparm for Windows (Free) and quietHDD (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The sdparm utility accesses SCSI device parameters. When the SCSI device is a disk, sdparm's role is similar to its namesake: the Linux hdparm utility which is primarily designed for ATA disks that had device names starting with "hd".
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    1. Completely disable HDD APM or change APM values to prevent drive from parking its head, stop load/unload cycle count increasing and annoying drive ticking sounds.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      A tiny system tool to set hard disk's power saving and noise levels (AAM and APM values), especially useful with mobile disks that have strict energy saving settings set by defalt, causing heads to park randomly.
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