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    Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows

    Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows

    How to Add or Remove 'AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM' from Power Options in Windows
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    09 Apr 2018
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    How to Add or Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" from Power Options in Windows


    The AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM setting in Power Options allows users to configure the link power management mode for disk and storage devices that are attached to the system through an AHCI interface. AHCI Link Power Management is a technique where the SATA AHCI controller puts the SATA link to the internal HDD and/or SSD disk into a very low power mode when there.

    You can use the following settings:

    Setting Description
    Active Neither HIPM or DIPM allowed. Link power management is not used.
    HIPM HIPM (Host Initiated Link Power Management) only is allowed
    HIPM + DIPM HIPM and DIPM are allowed
    DIPM DIPM (Device Initiated Link Power Management) only is allowed
    Lowest HIPM, DIPM, and DEVSLP (if DEVSLP is supported by the storage device) are allowed.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM setting under Hard disk in Power Options for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this setting in Power Options.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Add or Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" in Power Options using Command Prompt
    • Option Two: Add or Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" in Power Options using REG file


    EXAMPLE: "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" in Power Options
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    Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows OPTION ONE Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows
    Add or Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" in Power Options using Command Prompt

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Type the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter.

    (Add)
    powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60 -ATTRIB_HIDE

    OR

    (Remove - default)
    powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60 +ATTRIB_HIDE

    3. You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.






    Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows OPTION TWO Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows
    Add or Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" in Power Options using REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442\0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60

    Attributes DWORD

    1 = Remove
    2 = Add


    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" to Power Options

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_AHCI_Link_Power_Management-HIPM-DIPM_to_Power_Options.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM" from Power Options

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_AHCI_Link_Power_Management-HIPM-DIPM_from_Power_Options.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    26 Jul 2017 #1

    Will there be any downsides to turning this to active? I kept receiving "Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued." errors in the event log and someone recommended me to do this.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 29,307
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    Thread Starter
       26 Jul 2017 #2

    Hey Bob, :)

    If you have any issues, you can always set it back to its default setting.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    06 Nov 2017 #3

    Hi Shawn,
    Thanks a lot for this nice tutorial and the reg files, great help
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 29,307
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       06 Nov 2017 #4

    Glad it could help mate. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 1
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       27 Jan 2018 #5

    bobsagetfullhou said: View Post
    Will there be any downsides to turning this to active? I kept receiving "Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued." errors in the event log and someone recommended me to do this.
    Hey Bob, did this fix your errors? I'm experiencing the same issue and have a lot of important data saved on this drive that I am unable to backup at this point in time.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    08 Apr 2018 #6

    Thank you for this!

    I was able to significantly reduce my laptop's power consumption by setting my AHCI SSDs to "Lowest" mode which finally allowed my Intel i7 7700HQ to enter package sleep states deeper than C2. (It was set to "HIPM" by default.)

    Before, when it could not go deeper than C2 my CPU idle power consumption was 2.0 - 3.0W watts. Now that the package can go up to C7 it idles around 0.3 - 0.4W.

    :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 29,307
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
    Thread Starter
       08 Apr 2018 #7

    I'm glad it could help Maleko. :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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