Setting HD's acoustic level. Possible?

Thrash911

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Sep 14, 2006
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Randers, DK
Hey,

When using a normal PC, there was some DOS tools that allowed direct control over some neat features some harddrives had. One of these features was setting the acoustical level for the drives, which resulted in silence (pretty much), instead of hearing all the seek noises..

I can not find a tool that allows this on a Mac. More specifically, an iMac 24" if that's important. Is there such a tool for Mac?
 

Thrash911

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Sep 14, 2006
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Randers, DK
Well, thanks for your suggestion.. ;)

I tried it, but it seems that this old script is not compatible with the newer OSX versions. I tried running it via the script editor, but it reported all kinds of errors. I don't understand scripting. Yes, I remembered to install APM Tuner first.

One could think, that someone had made a better solution by now? I think it could be possible to take out the HD, put it in a PC and set the acoustic level, and put it back in the Mac. This seems to be a very drastic solution, though..
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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The Windows AAM futilities will work on intel Macs, with the catch being of course that you need to install Windows to use them :/ Someone who cares enough will eventually get fed up and port the stuff over.
 

Thrash911

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Sep 14, 2006
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Randers, DK
I went into Windows (BootCamp), and ran SiSoft Sandra, and looked up the HD info. According to that program, the HD does not support Acoustic Management. My drive model is "ST3250824AS Q", which I think is Seagate? It just seems strange.. I thought all newer HD's supported AAM..? :confused: