Solved

Spread Spectrum Clocking / Power Management - Enable or Disable?

Posted on 2006-07-12
4
1,187 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I am building three Windows 2003 Servers.  Each has an Intel Server Board 7520AF2, an Intel SRCS16 RAID controller, and (6) Western Digital Raptor 74GB hard drives.  The hard drives will be installed in a hot swap drive cage and connected to the RAID controller.  

Should I enable or disable spread spectrum clocking on each of the hard drives?

Should I enable or disable powermanagement on each of the hard drives?
0
Comment
Question by:Hillyman
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
danishtahir earned 225 total points
ID: 17096018
Its upto you, you can turn both on.

"Spread Spectrum" is used to reduce EMI in SATA drives. Leaving them disables will not impact their performance unless there is lot of EMI.

"Power Management" will allow them to go into sleep mode.

If you get issues with computer not comming out of sleep mode / hybernation, then turn off "Power Management".
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:_
_ earned 50 total points
ID: 17096628
I will second that. Your call.

FWIW: I leave both of mine OFF. But that is me.   : )

0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:alandc
alandc earned 225 total points
ID: 17168581
For stability it is best to disable power management on server.

Spread Spectrum should not effect performance or reliability.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 17173191
Thank you much.    : )
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction How to create multiboot configuration with XP\Vista and Windows 7 on it? And most important question - how to do this correctly so not to have any kind of nightmares we get when system gets screwed? First of all one should realize t…
Windows 7 does not have the best desktop search built in. This is something Windows 7 users have struggled with. You type something in, and your search results don’t always match what you are looking for, or it doesn’t actually work at all. There ar…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question