Speed Improvements with hdparm
hdparm stands for âhard disk parametersâ. Debian comes with fairly conservative hard drive parameters that do not take advantage of DMA that most new hard drives are equipped with. Debian does not comes with hdparm installed by default, so let's go ahead and install it
Make sure you are logged in as root. To switch to root from a normal user account you can use the âsuâ command.
apt-get -y install hdparm
Before we begin, I must warn you that there is a reason Debian does not come with a default hdparm installation and that is hdparm is a risky command. Hdparm can cause unexpected data corruption! However, in my experience and on my system, I haven't had any problems.
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