Could someone please simplify what that utility does?
Is it still relevant (it’s version is from 2013)?
I’ve bought a new WD Red 6tb for my Synology NAS. I want it as a drive on which I install packages that are running in background every N minutes 24/7, so it’s not just an idle media storage. It’s also not a part of some RAID, just a separate independent volume. I also would prefer to leave performance intact because some packages might need it. I’m swapping my current WD 4tb Gold, which is noisy as hell, so it’s preferable so that noise wasn’t worsened by some utility either. Power consumption is a lower priority for me vs speed and noise.
What criteria does that utility impact? Speed/performance, noise, or is it just to normalize SMART counters and decrease HDD’s wearing out process?