Is "hdamp" safe to use for clicking hd's?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by emiljan, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. emiljan macrumors 6502

    emiljan

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    Hey guys,

    I recently purchased a new WD Scorpio Black 320GB and noticed a soft clicking noise right away coming from the drive.

    After some research i found a program that will stop the head parking issue while the MBP is idle called "hdamp" from here.

    I want to know if using this program is safe?

    I noticed that since i intalled this program my "Load Cycle Count" has stayed at 2990 for the last 4 hours. Where before it would increase rapidly.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I've used this program a few times in the past. Never had a problem with it. But I don't think it will fix your issues.
     
  3. emiljan thread starter macrumors 6502

    emiljan

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    Why don't you thing that it won't work?

    And what do u recommend i do to fix my issue? Or should i return the hd and get another brand?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You need something to set the power management settings of the drive. Not it's acoustics.
     
  5. emiljan thread starter macrumors 6502

    emiljan

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    I thought that's what hdamp utility did.

    It says in the readme that the software changes the power management (APM) of the drive to maximum performance so the drive is always spinning.
     

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