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Do I need to Enable SSC For My New Hard Drive?

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September 9, 2009 4:22:38 PM

My current SATA HD (WD2500JD) has SSC enabled. It was installed that way in my Gateway. It has an Intel D926GAG motherboard.
My new HD is a SATA2 WD5000AAKS.
I'm looking to do a fresh install on the new drive to boot from a new SATA2 Card (which has a RAID option, for future use).

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a b G Storage
September 10, 2009 1:36:38 PM

Please explain what SSC is.

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September 10, 2009 1:45:48 PM

"Sounds" to me like you can just take off the jumper and turn it off. It cuts out EMI sound interference - keeps the drive from possibly sending spikes of electrical noise to other drives or devices. Can't see it doing anything worthwhile in home/office system - perhaps if you were running in a nuclear lab!

Seagate seems to have a SSC software option that's very complicated, but I believe WD just has the jumper and it won't affect anything.
September 10, 2009 2:05:11 PM

Thanks, I'll leave off the jumper.
BTW, the WD2500JD had the jumper to DISABLE SSC, not enable it. I had to really dig around to find that out!