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    sdparm is described as '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"'. There are four alternatives to sdparm for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is smartmontools, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like sdparm are Hdparm for Windows (Free), hdparm (Free, Open Source) and quietHDD (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2020
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    The sdparm utility accesses SCSI device parameters. When the SCSI device is a disk, sdparm's role is similar to its...
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    1. The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI harddisks.
    2. 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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      hdparm - get/set ATA/SATA drive parameters under...
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      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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