[Bug 59695] Re: High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime

Endolith endolith at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 03:48:43 UTC 2008


So 56 load cycles per hour would be a bad number?

Model Family:     Hitachi Travelstar 7K100
Device Model:     Hitachi HTS721010G9AT00
Dell Inspiron 8600
Ubuntu 8.04

In November, I was told by Ubuntu Forum staff that I didn't have to
worry about this, since laptop mode is disabled by default and I don't
have it installed. Was I told wrong?

If your product is destroying users' hardware, this should be a TOP
priority for fixing.  If you're not going to fix it, the very least you
could do is include a script that checks for inordinate numbers of load
cycles, warns the user, and points them to ways to fix it.  An obscure
link to a confusing wiki page is not good enough.

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High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime
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