1. wiimanofthenorth

    OP wiimanofthenorth GBAtemp Regular
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    WARNING! This tutorial is to be done at your own risk! This worked for me on my 1.5TB USB HDD, two years ago and I've never had any problems since. This might not work for you or cause problems in later years! Please note, that your USB HDD drive should have already been formatted to a Windows complaint format. Eg, FAT32 32K. Windows needs to be able to see the drive! I repeat, use at your own risk!

    NOTE: Some HDD makers have their own programs that allow for changing different details about different HDDs. So you should research that first before doing the following!

    1) Go to Ashampoo HDD Control 2 and click 'Download now'.

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    2) Save the file to where ever you normally download you files to...

    3) Install and follow the following screen shots and make sure you have the same selections before clicking 'Next'! (There's no point installing stuff you'll never use!)

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    When it's done, click 'Finish'.

    4) When it's finished installing you should be given a chance of a 40 day free trail of the full package. Enter an Email address you can receive emails from later. You'll be sent an email with a link in it, that you have to click. (I've no idea how long this offer is on for, but I had a chance at it 2 years ago, and they still seem to be doing it!) Click the link in the email from Ashampoo.

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    5) Click 'Not Now'.

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    6) Cut&paste the key to notepad for now and save it to your desktop. Just so you don't lose the key!

    7) Make sure you USB HDD is plugged into your computer and is turned on, and that Windows can see the drive.

    8) Now go load up 'Ashampoo HDD Control 2' that has just been installed. It will ask for a key, cut&paste your key.

    9) For this screen click 'Remind Me Later' or 'No Thanks', depends on, if you want to check out their other offers or not.

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    10) Select your USB HDD.

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    11) Under 'Management', you should find, 'Advanced Power Management', then click 'adjust'.

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    12) If you HDD has sleep mode on, you should see that the box for 'Activate APM' is checked. Uncheck this box and click Apply.

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    13) This step is up to you, but you might want to do the same for the 'Automatic Acoustic Management' as in step 12. This controls if the drive runs at full speed or not. I have this turned off and I don't notice that the drive makes any extra noise at all.

    14) Close Ashampoo HDD Control 2 and safely disconnect the USB Drive through Windows and turn off the drive.
    15) Connect everything back up to the Wii and start gaming! :grog:
     
  2. ToddofWar420

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    Nice job putting this together wiimanofthenorth!! Ima try this out and see what's good.

    Edit: So I gave this guide a shot and what I can say is it's very well put together.
    I followed this guide step by step and I was able to turn off sleep mode with ease.
    Thank you again for this guide and I hope that it helps many others with the same issue.
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  3. wiimanofthenorth

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    I'm glad you like it! I hope other do too!
     
  4. PsyBlade

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    so that's how "hdparm -B 255 -M 254 /dev/sdX" is done in windows ......
     
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    Worked on my Toshiba that i use on my Ps3 thanks for the tut.

    edit: Thought it worked, but no its doesn't on the Toshiba thanks anyhow :(
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but... Doesn't this setting get reset after a cold boot/plug-unplug of the drive? It isn't "saved" to the enclosure AFAIK...
     
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    No its not saved to the enclosure. But depending on drive it is saved there.
     
  9. sideskroll

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    I see... Sadly it's not the case on mine. I'm still looking for a way to do this on this HDD : MAXTOR Basics 250 GB
    If anyone knows a way to do it I'd really appreciate it.
     
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    i tried with toshiba it didnt worked... everytime the apm is checked again...

    toshiba hdd sucks....
     
  11. migles

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    such old thread must ask question.

    if i disable APM with ashampoo can i format the drive back to WBFS?

    yeah, i use wbfs... its easier for me and i dont need the hdd for something else.
     
  12. Cyan

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    The partition format doesn't have anything to do with the sleep/Power consumption function.
    You can partition and format it like you want.
    You should even be able to edit the APM settings if your drive is already WBFS. it doesn't depends on the partitions, only the device.
     
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