[ltp] quieter harddrive for the thinkpad 240?

Kacper Wysocki linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:41:44 -0400

On 10/17/03 07:51:42, Sven Dowideit wrote:
> bummer, it means that the hard-drive that you have doesn't support it
> (err kind of)
> my dvd drive also replies in this way, but i know that when i had it
> as
> a windows box that there was an acoustic setting - i might just have
> to
> look into that too..
> can you send me the log from hdparm -Ii /dev/hda
> (though i probably can't do anything, i am now curious  :)

sure, here you go:


 Model=IBM-DBCA-206480, FwRev=BC4OA87F, SerialNo=HR0RRNN0253
 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
 RawCHS=13424/15/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=4
 BuffType=DualPortCache, BuffSize=420kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16
 CurCHS=13424/15/63, CurSects=12685680, LBA=yes, LBAsects=12685680
 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:240,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120}
 PIO modes:  pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
 DMA modes:  sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 mdma2
 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 *udma2
 AdvancedPM=yes: mode=0x80 (128) WriteCache=enabled
 Drive conforms to: ATA/ATAPI-4 T13 1153D revision 17:  1 2 3 4

 * signifies the current active mode

ATA device, with non-removable media
	Model Number:       IBM-DBCA-206480
	Serial Number:      HR0RRNN0253
	Firmware Revision:  BC4OA87F
	Used: ATA/ATAPI-4 T13 1153D revision 17
	Supported: 4 3 2 1 & some of 5
	Logical		max	current
	cylinders	13424	13424
	heads		15	15
	sectors/track	63	63
	CHS current addressable sectors:   12685680
	LBA    user addressable sectors:   12685680
	device size with M = 1024*1024:        6194 MBytes
	device size with M = 1000*1000:        6495 MBytes (6 GB)
	LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
	Buffer size: 420.5kB	bytes avail on r/w long: 4	Queue  
depth: 1
	Standby timer values: spec'd by Vendor, no device specific  
	R/W multiple sector transfer: Max = 16	Current = 16
	Advanced power management level: 128 (0x80)
	DMA: sdma0 sdma1 sdma2 mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 *udma2
	     Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
	PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
	     Cycle time: no flow control=240ns  IORDY flow  
	Enabled	Supported:
	   *	NOP cmd
	   *	READ BUFFER cmd
	   *	WRITE BUFFER cmd
	   *	Host Protected Area feature set
	   *	Look-ahead
	   *	Write cache
	   *	Power Management feature set
		Security Mode feature set
	   *	SMART feature set
		Address Offset Reserved Area Boot
	   *	Advanced Power Management feature set
	Master password revision code = 65534
	not	enabled
	not	locked
	not	expired: security count
	not	supported: enhanced erase

As you can see, it's one of the standard thinkpad 240 drives.. it's  
listed as having SMART capabilites but hddtemp doesn't work on the  
drive... although it might just be that the author of hddtemp hasn't  
added the drive to the database.

Do you know how to enable the security feature? It reads as if the  
drive could wipe itself automatically were one not to have the right  
password. That's kindof cool.