SATA View & Set Features function

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Introduction

The STB Suite “original mode” ATA/SATA function for viewing and setting or changing SATA FEATURES has had a major makeover with many improvements in the new STB Suite version 9.0

Both types of drive connection supported

Previous versions of View & Set Features would only operate on SATA drives connected via a motherboard native SATA port. In the new STB Suite version 9.0 the Set Features function now also works with SATA drives connected via your LSI SAS host bus adapter.

This new feature makes viewing and changing SATA Features on any drive much faster and easier.

Here is a screenshot of the new View & Set Features function showing both types of connections:

Change Individual Features

In the previous version of View & Set Features there was one button that you click after changing one or more features. This actually issued many SET FEATURE commands, even if only one Feature had been changed, which could cause compatibility problems with some drives.

The new View & Set Features function presents a Change button for each individual Feature, so that only one Feature at a time is changed.

As soon as you change a given feature the Feature name will be displayed in Red to indicate that the current setting shown on the screen has been changed from what the drives setting was. For example, the selected drives WRITE CACHE ENABLE Feature was set to Enabled, and now we have checked theDisabled button:

Clicking on the Chng button next to the changed Feature issues the SET FEATURE command for that Feature, the result of the change is displayed in the Status window and a new IDENTIFY command is issued and the main Features display is updated to reflect the change:

Summary

Now you can quickly view and change any FEATURE on SATA drives – drives connected to motherboard native SATA ports as well as SATA drives connected via LSI SAS host bus adapters.

For changing any FEATURE in “bulk mode” using DMM STB provides a DMM Add-On program. Contact support@scsitoolbox.com for information and availability.