hdparm — Get/Set Hard Disk Parameters.


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hdparm — Get/Set Hard Disk Parameters.


hdparm provides a command line interface to various hard disk ioctls
supported by the stock Linux ATA/IDE device driver subsystem.

You *MUST* read the man page completely, if you want to do anything
else, apart from this examples.


$ hdparm -i /dev/hda — Display the identification info that was

                       obtained from the drive at boot time.

$ hdparm -I /dev/hda — Request identification info directly from the

                       drive and display in a new expanded format.

Read: man hdparm

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