The hdparm package contains a utility that is useful for controlling ATA/IDE controllers and hard drives both to increase performance and sometimes to increase stability.
As well as being useful, incorrect usage of hdparm can destroy your information and in rare cases, drives. Use with caution and make sure you know what you are doing. If in doubt, we recommend you leave the default kernel parameters alone.
Download (HTTP): http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/hardware/hdparm-5.8.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: a4187336bc79a8538549e18540313ffd
Download size: 38 KB
Estimated disk space required: 404 KB
Estimated build time: 0.01 SBU
Build hdparm by running the following command:
As the root user, install hdparm:
Note that by default, hdparm is installed in /sbin as some systems may require it during the boot process before /usr is mounted. If you wish to install hdparm under the /usr hierarchy, then replace the above command with the following:
make binprefix=/usr install
Last updated on 2005-02-07 19:34:15 -0700