This was originally an "answer" to How to use hdparm to fix a pending sector? I'd been getting SMART notifications for the same "Current Pending Sector" for days. The dd solutions around weren't ...
I need to update firmware on my Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS branded as Dell Equallogic. Since I don't use this drive in a Dell Server but in my Apple Mac Pro the only possible way to do this ...
I played with spindown and APM settings of my Samsung discs and now they spin down every minute. I want to disable it, but it seems it does not accept any of the spindown time or APM values. Nothing ...
I am able to set both APM and spindown times using the command: hdparm -S 246 -B 128 /dev/sda Unfortunately I can only find the APM value in the information output: hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep ...
After a quick search on Freshmeat I found nothing. Anybody know of a good utility? I normally use time (dd if=/dev/zero of=newfile ...) to test write speed and hdparm -t to test read speed. Thanks. ...
On Linux I would usually use "hdparm -tT device" when I want a quick idea of how an hard drive is performing compared to another; having switched to Mac OS X a few months back I have yet to find ...
I just assembled a new Linux file server with several Samsung HD103UJ 1TB hard drives and I am currently optimizing it. The question I can't find an answer to is: is it reasonable to set a spindown ...