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What do different values of hard drive's Advanced Power Management feature (hdparm -B) affect, except spin-down?

hdparm's -B parameter is documented as: Get/set Advanced Power Management feature, if the drive supports it. A low value means aggressive power management and a high value means better per‐ ...
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What is an alternative to Linux utility hdparm on Windows 8? [closed]

Is there a utility similar to hdparm that can be run natively on Windows 8?
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How do I make HDParm or equivalent settings persist in Windows?

I have a laptop with a harddrive that spins down so aggressively (after ~10s of inactivity) that it causes performance problems in games and various other apps that have frequent but spread out drive ...