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Thread: hdparm and hard disks

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    Question hdparm and hard disks

    I have read in a book that although it is safe to view information about features of your hard disks (using hdparm), it can potentially damage your hard disk to change some of those settings

    how valid is this claim ?

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    Re: hdparm and hard disks

    If you look at the man page, you will see many warnings for certain options such as "DANGEROUS" or "Use with knowledge and extreme caution as this can easily hang or damage your system". So I would consider this claim valid, and I wouldn't use any command switch you don't fully understand.
    Code:
    man hdparm

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