Control your HDD’s AAM/APM through registry

Beware of aggressive APM on Windows 10 Build 1809

If your spinning disks are making clicking noises:

In Windows 10 the registry key is:


Create a new dword value named EnableAPM with a 0 value and hdd head parking is gone.

Note that iaStorAC might be iaStorA or iaStorAV in some cases.


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