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 ...
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 ...
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 ...