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1. Open up the hdparm startup script and modify the performance settings:
 
1. Open up the hdparm startup script and modify the performance settings:
  

Revision as of 20:35, 30 June 2006

This article Based on work by frontalot and nix. Originally by frontalot. at Linkstationwiki.org


1. Open up the hdparm startup script and modify the performance settings:

vi /etc/rc.d/init.d/hdparm

2. Add the following settings:

hdparm -q[1] -m16[2] -c1[3] -u1[4] -S250[5] /dev/hda

3. Test your old performance settings:

hdparm -tT /dev/hda

4. Reboot your LinkStation and retest your performance settings.

5. These particular settings may not always improve performance - try different settings.

  1. tells hdparm to change the settings quietly.
  2. m16 sets the number of sectors to use for IDE block mode (multicount).
  3. c1 sets I/O support to 32-bit (from 16-bit).
  4. u1 enables unmasking of interrupts.
  5. S250 sets a spindown time of 5 hours.