|-h||Show usage information|
|-i||Puts the drive into Idle mode|
|-s||Puts the drive into Standby mode|
|-o||Puts the drive into Sleep mode|
|-I||Puts the drive into Idle mode and configures the standby timer to put the drive into Standby mode after standby_mins minutes of inactivity.|
|-S||Puts the drive into Standby mode and configures the standby timer to put the drive into Standby mode after standby_mins minutes of inactivity.|
|-A||Set the acoustic level of the hard drive. This allows you to reduce the acoustic output of the drive at the expense of performance.|
Advanced Power Management level of the drive. This allows you to reduce the power
consumption of the drive at the expense of performance.
apm_level will cause the drive to go into
Standby mode to save power.
Notes on Auto Acoustic Management (AAM) and APM support
AAM and APM settings are vendor-specific and not all intermediate values may be valid. If you set an invalid APM value you will be notified that it failed - when setting an AAM value you should check the output of ataidle <device> to see if it has been updated. If it hasnt, the value isnt supported and you should try a higher or lower setting.
Meaning of AAM values:
0 Acoustic management disabled. 1 Minimum noise. 2-126 Intermediate noise levels. 127 Maximum performance, maximum noise.
Meaning of APM values:
0 APM disabled 1 Minimum power usage with Standby (spindown). 2-127 Intermediate power usage with Standby. 128 Minimum power usage without Standby (no spindown). 129-253 Intermediate power usage without Standby. 254 Maximum performance, maximum power usage.
Bruce Cran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|2.7.1||MAN (8)||November 2011|