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Last Update:

28 Mar 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Lord
  • Cygwin


cli hdd apm smart admin


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6.9.2 | Updated: 28 Mar 2016



Downloads of v 6.9.2:



Software Author(s):

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hdparm 6.9.2

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install hdparm, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade hdparm, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall hdparm, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade hdparm -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade hdparm -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure hdparm installed
    name: hdparm
    state: present
    version: 6.9.2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'hdparm' do
  action    :install
  version  '6.9.2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: hdparm,
    Version: 6.9.2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller hdparm
   Name     = 'hdparm'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '6.9.2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'hdparm':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '6.9.2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install hdparm version="6.9.2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 29 Mar 2016.


Hdparm is a Cygwin port of the Linux native command line tool for changing hard disk drive Advanced Power Management settings (HDD APM).

Note this is the same version as available in Cygwin.

Warning: While this is the latest port of hdparm for Windows, it was last released in 2007. Please exercise caution when using as using some options may cause data loss on certain storage devices.

$packageName = 'hdparm'
$installerType = 'msi'
$silentArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
$url = ''
$checksum = '0000553ccb9b56c4c4492b819bbbb06a97a13e18'
$checksumType = 'sha1'
$url64 = ''
$checksum64 = '0fbe5a71b4609493cda744aef4077f88f1078831'
$checksumType64 = 'sha1'
$validExitCodes = @(0,3010)

Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                          -FileType "$installerType" `
                          -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                          -Url "$url" `
                          -Url64bit "$url64" `
                          -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                          -Checksum "$checksum" `
                          -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                          -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                          -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"
$packageName = 'hdparm'
$fileType = 'msi'
$silentArgs = '/quiet /qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0,3010)

Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                         'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*') `
                 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
| Where-Object   {$_.DisplayName -like $packageName} `
| ForEach-Object {Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                              -FileType "$fileType" `
                                              -SilentArgs "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs" `
                                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes}

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status


  • News
  • hdparm released 28 Feb 2007
  • Cygwin POSIX Emulation library v.1007.9.0.0 released 29 Mar 2011


  • Manually built and uploaded by dtgm

This package has no dependencies.

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