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

Mon Mar 26 21:22:23 UTC 2012
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 3/26/2012 1:49 PM m.roth at 5-cent.us spake the
> following:
>> 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.