hdparm is a command-line tool on Unix/Linux platforms used to adjust or inspect hard drive configuration parameters.

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Is wiper.sh working?

I'm setting up a server running Ubuntu Precise, and I'm trying to verify if SSD TRIM is working. fstrim is failing: ~ sudo fstrim -v / fstrim: /: FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported So ...
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hdparm serial number is garbage

I'm trying to read the model and serial number from a drive using "hdparm -I /dev/sda" and I find on some systems (eg: VMware virtual machines) the serial number and model often return garbage (see ...
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Differences between hdparm --read-sector and dd with “Current Pending Sectors”

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 ...