The Feature Tool is a DOS-bootable tool for changing various ATA features. It can modify certain features of our Deskstar and Travelstar high-performance ATA hard disk drives and supports 48-bit addressing for new, large-capacity drives.
Change Advanced Power Mode This feature allows you to change the default power saving mode of the drive. The device preserves the selected power mode across all forms of reset, that is Power on, Hardware and Software resets.
Change Cache Settings Read and write caching are performance enhancement features of hard disk drives. Write cache allows the drive to write data out to the disk media some time after reporting to the system that the write operation had been completed. This data is protected provided power isnÂ’t removed from the drive. Read caching is where data is read form the disk media and kept in its buffer in anticipation that the data that the system next requires is already in the buffer.
Change the Capacity Change the predefined capacity of the drive. This option can be used in situations where there is a BIOS limitation and the drive is not recognised.
Change S.M.A.R.T. Operations SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is intended to protect user data by monitoring and storing critical performance and calibration parameters. SMART devices uses sophisticated analysis algorithms to predict the likelihood of near-tern degradation or fault conditions.
Change Ultra DMA Mode Modern ATA drives are currently designed to function at bus speed up to 100 MB/sec.
Show Drive Temperature This feature displays the current temperature inside the disk drive. The temperature around the disk drive is normally about 5 Â°C lower.
Change SATA Settings This allows the user to change the Hard DriveÂ’s maximum supported interface speed or Enable / Disable Spread Spectrum Clocking.