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

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Bad sector on disk, part of a LVM over RAID1 array, which files are affected?

My RAID1 array /dev/md1 is rebuilding after one of the disks has been replaced. Problem : the source disk has Unrecoverable Errors, and my only choice if I do not want to lose the whole data set (no ...
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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 ...
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hdparm unlock ssd with correct password encoding

I have an old password protected SSD connected via USB to my Linux System. I'm trying to unlock it with hdparm. Problem is my password was ./perspective (it doesn't matter now because I only used it ...
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Filesystem benchmark read tests

I am benchmarking my filesystem which is ext3 and I made few tests with program hdparm. To be exact I conducted hdparm /dev/sda4 -t test (/dev/sda4 is my ext3 partition). And I got results with ...