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Disable APM on a Hard Drive to Increase Drive Life PDF
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
If you want to disable APM (Advanced Power Management) on your hard drive to reduce heads movements and increase your hard drive life you can do that very easy by using ataidle app from FreeBSD's Ports:

  cd /usr/ports/sysutils/ataidle
  make install clean; rehash


Then to disable APM on your hard drive run:

  ataidle -P 0 /dev/ad0

We can start ataidle app at FreeBSD boot time by adding the following lines in /etc/rc.conf (the second line correspond to our previous command that we want to run at boot time):

  ataidle_enable="YES"
  ataidle_devices="ada0"
  ataidle_ada0="-P 0"


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