Using an acceleration sensor built into the computer, TOSHIBA HDD
Protection detects vibration shocks and similar signs of movement of the
computer, and automatically moves the Hard Disk Drive head to a safe
position to reduce the risk of damage that could be caused by head-to-disk
The TOSHIBA HDD Protection function does not guarantee that the hard
disk drive will not be damaged.
When vibration is detected, a message will be displayed on the screen, and
the icon in the Taskbar notification area will changed to the protection state.
This message is displayed until the OK button is pressed or 30 seconds
pass. When vibration subsides, the icon returns to the normal state.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection Properties
You can change the TOSHIBA HDD Protection settings by using the
TOSHIBA HDD Protection window. To open the window, click Start
window can also be started from the icon on the Taskbar or from the
You can choose whether to enable or disable TOSHIBA HDD Protection.
This function can be set to four levels. The sensitivity levels in which
vibrations, impacts and their similar signs are detected can be set to OFF,
1, 2 and 3 in ascending order. Level 3 is recommended for better protection
of the computer. However, when the computer is used in a mobile
environment or in other unstable conditions, setting the detection level to 3
could result in frequent execution of TOSHIBA HDD Protection, which will
slow Hard Disk Drive reading and writing. Set a lower detection level when
the speed of Hard Disk Drive reading and writing is a priority.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is enabled.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is active. The hard disk
drive head is in a safe position.
TOSHIBA HDD Protection is disabled.
HDD Protection Settings. The