[Techtalk] hdparm ?
carla at bratgrrl.com
Sun Apr 11 19:25:41 EST 2004
On Sunday 11 April 2004 7:16 pm, ed orphan wrote:
> Somebody who claims to be an expert told
> me that using hdparm would significantly
> improve hard drive performance.
> Sounded good to me, so I took a look at
> the man file for hdparm. Confusing indeed,
> and alarming! So many of the options are
> labelled "dangerous" and "use with caution".
> Does hdparm make a big improvement for
> hard drive performance. I've got an 80 Gig
> Western Cavier.
> Can anyone advise me on what parameters
> to use that won't destroy the computer?
NO don't use hdparm. Nononononono. Maybe in the very olden days of primitive
hard drives you could tweak them, but not modern drives. Better performance
comes at the software level, doing things like optimizing reads and writes
with all manner of wizardry, using efficient filesystems, n stuff. Friends
don't let friends use hdparm. :)
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