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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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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Seagate Constellation ES HDD firmware update using hdparm

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 ...
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Centos 5.5 - Smartctl/hdparm strange behavior with both HDDs

I found out one of our servers was down today due to a HDD failure. The only thing I could see on console the was: scsi 0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device. This server has 2 HDDs with a software ...