[Bug 59695] Re: High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime
Sambit Bikas Pal
sambitbikaspal at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 07:31:27 UTC 2008
I had made a post here -
on the issue of excessive load cycle count. You may have a look at it
if you wish.
On 29/12/2008, Alexey Borzenkov <snaury at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hanno, I don't really remember, but I think back when I was
> investigating problems with my Samsung drive I found that iotop didn't
> show all the interesting values and was patching it to be more precise.
> Also, please be aware, that querying smart will always unpark drive
> heads, because smart values (I think) have to be read from special
> sectors on your drive. The same goes for ANY hard drive temperature
> monitoring (because they ALL have to query smart to get drive
> temperature), so remove hddtemp if you have it installed.
> If you want your drive to stay parked longer try enabling laptop-mode
> (look at /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf for details and don't forget
> to set ENABLE_LAPTOP_MODE=true in /etc/default/acpi-support). What you
> must be interested in is *_MAX_LOST_WORK_SECONDS, but it will work on AC
> only when you have ENABLE_LAPTOP_MODE_ON_AC=1. You might, just like me,
> find it a lot better for your drive to stay spinned down than to have it
> constantly working with disabled APM.
> High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime
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Sambit Bikas Pal
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