[mythtv-users] Any ideas how to make my hard drive shut up?

Richard Bronosky mythtv at bronosky.com
Tue Jun 6 22:24:37 UTC 2006

On 6/6/06, Raphael Pooser <rpooser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Richard Bronosky wrote:
> So basically your drive is grinding and that's noisy.... Did you try
> hdparm -M128 /dev/hda ?  It doesn't matter *what* my drive does at any
> time whatever time, I hear absolutely nothing, and this is in no way
> exaggerated.  It's an 80GB maxtor diamond max 9, one of the noisiest
> drive in recent years OOTB, only because they ship it with ACM off by
> default for max performance.  I let flagging happen during playback
> because sometimes I watch a show a few min before it's done recording
> and flagging is set to start right when a show ends.

I have:
root at mythtv:~# hdparm -i /dev/hda


 Model=Maxtor 6L200R0, FwRev=BAH41E00, SerialNo=L506RKAH
 Config={ Fixed }
 RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=57
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=16384kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
 CurCHS=16383/16/63, CurSects=16514064, LBA=yes, LBAsects=268435455
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2
 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: (null):

 * signifies the current active mode

I only know what I'm learning from

Which makes me wonder why you can do hdparm -M128 /dev/hda

Can you please post the result of your hdparm -i /dev/hda


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