[CentOS] One disk speed problem [SOLVED], and a question on hdparm

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Mar 26 17:22:23 EDT 2012


Scott Silva wrote:
> on 3/26/2012 1:49 PM m.roth at 5-cent.us spake the
> following:
<snip>
>> Next trick: hdparm. I want to disable, or at least shove way up, the
>> spindown timeout on these drives, which, depending on the thread you
>> read, is 6 or 8 seconds. hdparm should let me do that... but before I
do, I'd
>> like to know what it's set at. Does anyone know how to find that out?
>> And no, the manpage is wrong, hdparm -B<no parm) /dev/sdx does *not* read
>> it, it just complains it's missing the parm.

> Isn't it sdparm for scsi and scsi emulations?

That may be around, but they've updated hdparm to deal with SATA as well.

      mark



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