How to add or delete AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM from Power Options on Windows

Installing AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM in Power Options allows users to configure the link power management mode for drives and storage devices attached to the system via the AHCI interface. AHCI Link Power Management is a technique in which the AHCI SATA controller places the SATA link into an SSD or HDD at very low power mode.

You can use the following settings:

Active: No HIPM or DIPM is allowed. Do not use Link Power Management
HIPM: Only allow HIPM (Host Initiated Link Power Management)
HIPM: DIPM Allows HIPM and DIPM
DIPM: Only DIPM (Device Initiated Link Power Management) allowed
Lowest: Enables HIPM, DIPM and DEVSLP (if the storage device supports DEVSLP)

This article will guide you how to add or remove AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM settings on the hard drive in Power Options on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Note: You must be logged in as an administrator to add or remove this setting in Power Options.

Example of AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM in Power Options.

How to add or delete AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM - DIPM from Power Options on Windows

1. Add or delete AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM in Power Options using Command Prompt

Step 1. Open Command Prompt as admin.

Step 2. Type the following command into the Command Prompt and press Enter.

To add use the following command:

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

Or to delete (Default setting) use the following command:

powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60 + ATTRIB_HIDE

Step 3. Close Command Prompt if desired.

2. Add or delete AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM in Power Options using REG file

Note: The .reg file below will edit the DWORD value in the following registry key.

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

  • 1 = Delete
  • 2 = Add

Step 1. Perform Step 2 or Step 3 below.

Step 2. To add AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM to Power Options, download the file below and go to Step 4.

https://www.tenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/114332d1482264627-power-options-add-ahci-link-power-management-windows-10-a-add_ahci_link_power_management-hipm-dipm_to_power_options.reg

Step 3. To delete AHCI Link Power Management – HIPM / DIPM in Power Options download the file below.

Note: This is the default setting.

https://www.tenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/114333d1482264627-power-options-add-ahci-link-power-management-windows-10-a-remove_ahci_link_power_management-hipm-dipm_from_power_options.reg

Step 4. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

Step 5. Double click the file to import it.

Step 6. When you see the UAC message, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes and Ok to agree.

Step 7. Now you can delete the downloaded file if you want.

I wish you successful implementation!

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