MagnusB wrote:It is a very powerful tool, messing mindlessly about with it can potentially break your HDD, so you are warned. But also an incredible useful tool.
You're right to point that out.
I'm currently trying to figure out some stuff with hdparm which i need to use for some problem with my HDD.
I've found something that is quite more comprehensive than the manpage http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Use_hdparm_to_improve_IDE_device_performance#Making_the_hdparm_options_permanent
This is Gentoo relative, but it should work the same.
The only thing that changes is the config file for hdparm, so make sure to replace /etc/conf.d/hdparm by /etc/hdparm.conf