hdparm: HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) Failed: Inappropriate Ioctl For Device

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When I run hdparm -tT /dev/sda command under CentOS / RHEL I get the following error on screen:

Timing buffered disk reads: 908 MB in 3.00 seconds = 302.39 MB/sec
HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

How do I fix this problem?

Linux: Find out serial / model number and vendor information for SATA and IDE hard disk

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How do I find out the make, model and serial number for my SCSI or IDE hard disks under CentOS Linux server? How do I get vendor information about my disk storage w/o opening my Intel / AMD server chassis?