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Old 09-18-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
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SATA harddisk and the "hdparm" command


A very simple question:
Does the hdparm parameters take any effects on SATA harddisks?

Thanks very much for answering!
 
Old 09-18-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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No, It behave same as on IDE.
You need to change the device name to run it,
for identification of primary IDE , i can run,
hdparm -i /dev/hda
for SCSI,
hdparm -i /dev/sda

All options are similar.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 12:35 PM   #3
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hdparm only supports a very limited subset of options for SCSI drives. Mostly the ones that identify the drive, or perform timing tests. None of the options for "tuning" the drive will work.

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:40 AM   #4
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Thank you very much! But still one question ...

If hdparm cannot do any tuning on SATA harddisks, what will do the job?
 
Old 09-19-2007, 02:53 PM   #5
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Maybe sdparm.

Cheers.
 
  


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