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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.0 Rev. A(6 Feb 2012)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
File name: sp55117.exe (598 KB)
This package contains the Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information
tool. This tool can be used to view detailed hard dish information such as
advanced disk formatting and partition alignment.

The Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information tool allows users to
view hard disk detail information including whether the hard disk uses advanced
disk format, the alignment of partitions and if a disk is a Solid State Drive
(SSD) based on a Media Rotation Rate flag. This package is available on
supported notebooks, desktops and workstations that are running a supported
operating system.

Note:
-A separate softpaq will be provided for Notebook platforms with the same
version of the utility.
-The AF-Check.Exe utility will not generate any output for systems with RAID or
SAS controllers, however the VBS scripts will report on partition alignment.
-AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with
Windows 7).
Installation:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and save the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved).
2. Run the softpaq and follow the on-screen instructions to unzip the files to a directory.

There are four program files and a User's guide. Please review the user's guide (Unattended Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool) prior to using.

1. AF-Check.cmd is a sample batch script to manage the output from the other utilities:
- It can a map network drive.
- It runs AF-Check.vbs while redirecting the console output to a file.

2. AF-Check.exe is unattended program that runs in various modes to check for Advance Format disks and Solid State Disks (SSD).

- AF-Check.exe reports the following disk information:
> Model
> Serial number
> Firmware version
> Physical sector size to indicate Advance Format (AF) Disks
> The Media Rotation Rate flag is checked as an indication of an SSD.

- AF-Check.exe returns an error level code to indicate AF disks.

3. AF-Check.vbs is a Visual Basic script for determining partition alignment. It
- reports the results from executing AF-Check.exe to the console (N.B. console output can be redirected to a file)
- reports select WMI Win32_Partition information
- calculates and reports 1MB and 4K partition alignment

4. Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd is a sample batch script that could be used from a CD or read-only USB media.
- Use administrative rights when executing the AF-Check.exe.
- The administrator account running the programs must have write permission to the folder with the AF-Check files.
- AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with Windows 7).
- AF-Check.vbs will not work from a UNC path, but it will work if a network drive is mapped first such as in the sample batch script AF-Check.cmd.
- AF-Check.vbs and AF-Check.cmd will not work from Read Only media, but the sample program Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd will copy all the programs to writeable media and run from there.
TITLE: Unattended Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool for Desktops

VERSION: 1.0 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains the Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information
tool. This tool can be used to view detailed hard dish information such as
advanced disk formatting and partition alignment.

The Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information tool allows users to
view hard disk detail information including whether the hard disk uses advanced
disk format, the alignment of partitions and if a disk is a Solid State Drive
(SSD) based on a Media Rotation Rate flag. This package is available on
supported notebooks, desktops and workstations that are running a supported
operating system.

Note:
-A separate softpaq will be provided for Notebook platforms with the same
version of the utility.
-The AF-Check.Exe utility will not generate any output for systems with RAID or
SAS controllers, however the VBS scripts will report on partition alignment.
-AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with
Windows 7).

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP55117
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2012
CATEGORY: Utility - Tools
SSM SUPPORTED: No

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
Compaq 500B MT Business PC: All Models
Compaq 505B MT Business PC: All Models
Compaq dx1000 Microtower PC: All Models
HP ap5000 All-in-One Point of Sale System: All Models
HP Brazilian xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6005 Pro USDT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6080 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite USDT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000f Elite USDT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8080 Elite CMT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8180 Elite CMT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5750 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5750 Small Form FactorPC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5850 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5850 Small Form Factor PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor: All Models
HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra slim Desktop: All Models
HP Compaq dx2420 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Elite 7000 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Elite 7100 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Local Brazilian xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP Pro 2000 MT: All Models
HP Pro 2000 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 2080 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 2110 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3000 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3000 SFF Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3005 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3010 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3010 SFF Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3015 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3080 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3085 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3110 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3110 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3115 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3120 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3120 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3125 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3130 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3130 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3330 MT PC: All Models
HP Pro 3335 MT PC: All Models
HP Pro 3340 MT PC: All Models
HP Pro 4500 MT: All Models
HP rp3000 Point of Sale: All Models
HP rp5700 Business Desktop: All Models
HP rp5700 Point of Sale System: All Models
HP rp5800 Retail System: All Models
HP SignagePlayer mp8000r: All Models
HP SignagePlayer mp8000s: All Models
HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PC: All Models
HP xw3400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4300 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4550 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6200 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8200 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw9300 Workstation: All Models
HP xw9400 Workstation: All Models
HP Z200 SFF Workstation: All Models
HP Z200 Workstation: All Models
HP Z210 CMT Workstation: All Models
HP Z210 SFF Workstation: All Models
HP Z400 6-DIMM Workstation: All Models
HP Z400 Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 Brazilian RDIMM Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 Brazilian Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 RDIMM Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 Workstation: All Models
HP Z800 Workstation: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENTS:
N/A

PREREQUISITES:
- Use administrative rights when executing the AF-Check.exe.
- The administrator account running the programs must have write permission to
the folder with the AF-Check files.
- AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with
Windows 7).
- AF-Check.vbs will not work from a UNC path, but it will work if a network
drive is mapped first such as in the sample batch script AF-Check.cmd.
- AF-Check.vbs and AF-Check.cmd will not work from Read Only media, but the
sample program Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd will
copy all the programs to writeable media and run from there.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Installation:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and
save the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).
2. Run the softpaq and follow the on-screen instructions to unzip the files to
a directory.

There are four program files and a User's guide. Please review the user's guide
(Unattended Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool) prior to using.

1. AF-Check.cmd is a sample batch script to manage the output from the other
utilities:
- It can a map network drive.
- It runs AF-Check.vbs while redirecting the console output to a file.

2. AF-Check.exe is unattended program that runs in various modes to check for
Advance Format disks and Solid State Disks (SSD).

- AF-Check.exe reports the following disk information:
> Model
> Serial number
> Firmware version
> Physical sector size to indicate Advance Format (AF) Disks
> The Media Rotation Rate flag is checked as an indication of an SSD.

- AF-Check.exe returns an error level code to indicate AF disks.

3. AF-Check.vbs is a Visual Basic script for determining partition alignment.
It
- reports the results from executing AF-Check.exe to the console (N.B. console
output can be redirected to a file)
- reports select WMI Win32_Partition information
- calculates and reports 1MB and 4K partition alignment

4. Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd is a sample
batch script that could be used from a CD or read-only USB media.


Copyright (c) 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Version:1.0 Rev. B (15 May 2013)
Enhancements
Added 64 bit support.

Version:1.0 Rev. A (6 Feb 2012)

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.0 Rev. A(6 Feb 2012)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Description

This package contains the Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information
tool. This tool can be used to view detailed hard dish information such as
advanced disk formatting and partition alignment.

The Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information tool allows users to
view hard disk detail information including whether the hard disk uses advanced
disk format, the alignment of partitions and if a disk is a Solid State Drive
(SSD) based on a Media Rotation Rate flag. This package is available on
supported notebooks, desktops and workstations that are running a supported
operating system.

Note:
-A separate softpaq will be provided for Notebook platforms with the same
version of the utility.
-The AF-Check.Exe utility will not generate any output for systems with RAID or
SAS controllers, however the VBS scripts will report on partition alignment.
-AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with
Windows 7).

Installation Instructions

Installation:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and save the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved).
2. Run the softpaq and follow the on-screen instructions to unzip the files to a directory.

There are four program files and a User's guide. Please review the user's guide (Unattended Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool) prior to using.

1. AF-Check.cmd is a sample batch script to manage the output from the other utilities:
- It can a map network drive.
- It runs AF-Check.vbs while redirecting the console output to a file.

2. AF-Check.exe is unattended program that runs in various modes to check for Advance Format disks and Solid State Disks (SSD).

- AF-Check.exe reports the following disk information:
> Model
> Serial number
> Firmware version
> Physical sector size to indicate Advance Format (AF) Disks
> The Media Rotation Rate flag is checked as an indication of an SSD.

- AF-Check.exe returns an error level code to indicate AF disks.

3. AF-Check.vbs is a Visual Basic script for determining partition alignment. It
- reports the results from executing AF-Check.exe to the console (N.B. console output can be redirected to a file)
- reports select WMI Win32_Partition information
- calculates and reports 1MB and 4K partition alignment

4. Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd is a sample batch script that could be used from a CD or read-only USB media.

System Requirements

- Use administrative rights when executing the AF-Check.exe.
- The administrator account running the programs must have write permission to the folder with the AF-Check files.
- AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with Windows 7).
- AF-Check.vbs will not work from a UNC path, but it will work if a network drive is mapped first such as in the sample batch script AF-Check.cmd.
- AF-Check.vbs and AF-Check.cmd will not work from Read Only media, but the sample program Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd will copy all the programs to writeable media and run from there.

Release Notes

TITLE: Unattended Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool for Desktops

VERSION: 1.0 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains the Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information
tool. This tool can be used to view detailed hard dish information such as
advanced disk formatting and partition alignment.

The Unattended Advanced Format (AF) Hard Disk Information tool allows users to
view hard disk detail information including whether the hard disk uses advanced
disk format, the alignment of partitions and if a disk is a Solid State Drive
(SSD) based on a Media Rotation Rate flag. This package is available on
supported notebooks, desktops and workstations that are running a supported
operating system.

Note:
-A separate softpaq will be provided for Notebook platforms with the same
version of the utility.
-The AF-Check.Exe utility will not generate any output for systems with RAID or
SAS controllers, however the VBS scripts will report on partition alignment.
-AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with
Windows 7).

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP55117
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2012
CATEGORY: Utility - Tools
SSM SUPPORTED: No

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
Compaq 500B MT Business PC: All Models
Compaq 505B MT Business PC: All Models
Compaq dx1000 Microtower PC: All Models
HP ap5000 All-in-One Point of Sale System: All Models
HP Brazilian xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP Compaq 4000 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6005 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6005 Pro USDT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6080 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6200 Pro MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 6200 Pro SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite USDT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8000f Elite USDT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8080 Elite CMT Business PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8180 Elite CMT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite MT PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF PC: All Models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite USDT PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5750 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5750 Small Form FactorPC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5850 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5850 Small Form Factor PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor: All Models
HP Compaq dc7900 Ultra slim Desktop: All Models
HP Compaq dx2420 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Elite 7000 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Elite 7100 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Local Brazilian xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP Pro 2000 MT: All Models
HP Pro 2000 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 2080 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 2110 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3000 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3000 SFF Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3005 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3010 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3010 SFF Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3015 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3080 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3085 MT Business PC: All Models
HP Pro 3110 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3110 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3115 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3120 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3120 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3125 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3130 MT: All Models
HP Pro 3130 SFF: All Models
HP Pro 3330 MT PC: All Models
HP Pro 3335 MT PC: All Models
HP Pro 3340 MT PC: All Models
HP Pro 4500 MT: All Models
HP rp3000 Point of Sale: All Models
HP rp5700 Business Desktop: All Models
HP rp5700 Point of Sale System: All Models
HP rp5800 Retail System: All Models
HP SignagePlayer mp8000r: All Models
HP SignagePlayer mp8000s: All Models
HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PC: All Models
HP xw3400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4300 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4550 Workstation: All Models
HP xw4600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6200 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw6600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8200 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8400 Workstation: All Models
HP xw8600 Workstation: All Models
HP xw9300 Workstation: All Models
HP xw9400 Workstation: All Models
HP Z200 SFF Workstation: All Models
HP Z200 Workstation: All Models
HP Z210 CMT Workstation: All Models
HP Z210 SFF Workstation: All Models
HP Z400 6-DIMM Workstation: All Models
HP Z400 Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 Brazilian RDIMM Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 Brazilian Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 RDIMM Workstation: All Models
HP Z600 Workstation: All Models
HP Z800 Workstation: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Home Basic
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Professional
Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENTS:
N/A

PREREQUISITES:
- Use administrative rights when executing the AF-Check.exe.
- The administrator account running the programs must have write permission to
the folder with the AF-Check files.
- AF-Check.exe does not work on AMD systems with XP Pro (but it does work with
Windows 7).
- AF-Check.vbs will not work from a UNC path, but it will work if a network
drive is mapped first such as in the sample batch script AF-Check.cmd.
- AF-Check.vbs and AF-Check.cmd will not work from Read Only media, but the
sample program Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd will
copy all the programs to writeable media and run from there.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Installation:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and
save the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).
2. Run the softpaq and follow the on-screen instructions to unzip the files to
a directory.

There are four program files and a User's guide. Please review the user's guide
(Unattended Advanced Format Hard Disk Information Tool) prior to using.

1. AF-Check.cmd is a sample batch script to manage the output from the other
utilities:
- It can a map network drive.
- It runs AF-Check.vbs while redirecting the console output to a file.

2. AF-Check.exe is unattended program that runs in various modes to check for
Advance Format disks and Solid State Disks (SSD).

- AF-Check.exe reports the following disk information:
> Model
> Serial number
> Firmware version
> Physical sector size to indicate Advance Format (AF) Disks
> The Media Rotation Rate flag is checked as an indication of an SSD.

- AF-Check.exe returns an error level code to indicate AF disks.

3. AF-Check.vbs is a Visual Basic script for determining partition alignment.
It
- reports the results from executing AF-Check.exe to the console (N.B. console
output can be redirected to a file)
- reports select WMI Win32_Partition information
- calculates and reports 1MB and 4K partition alignment

4. Copy-from-Read-Only-to-Writeable-Media-and-Run-AF-Check.cmd is a sample
batch script that could be used from a CD or read-only USB media.


Copyright (c) 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:1.0 Rev. B (15 May 2013)
Enhancements
Added 64 bit support.

Version:1.0 Rev. A (6 Feb 2012)

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