[svlug] FW: Hard disk optimizations
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Mar 12 13:02:01 PST 2001
begin J. Paul Reed quotation:
> Can't tinkering with these settings (incorrectly) cause hardware damage?
> The manpage and command line help are full of stuff like "Use this with
> extreme caution!" and "DANGEROUS".
> While I'd love the speed increase, I also rather quite like being able to
> USE my hard drive without frying it... is there a way to verify that
> changing these settings won't be detrimental to our particular brand/make
> of hard drive?
Use SCSI. ;->
Seriously, to the best of my knowledge, the danger from hdparm is to the
integrity of your data, not your ATA hardware.
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