Configuring the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 250GB disk

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Dave (from the UK)

I've read a few reviews on the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250

Looking at some customer reviews on the Dabs web site:,4294960493,366860000,4294963789&InMerch=1&v=3#infoarea

it says the drive is shipped as SATA I

Sata I mode and will give you failures in some Sata II systems (ie
Shuttle XPC's). You can set this in SataII mode by downloading the
ftool.exe from the
following URL:

Does anyone know if this is has to be done once, or is a program loaded when the
machine boots? I do *NOT* want to use it under Windoze at all, but 64-bit
Solaris. So whilst I don't mind setting a drive up once via Windoze, I can't
have a drive that needs it done eash time the machien boots.

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