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

houstonbofh leesharp at hal-pc.org
Fri Jun 27 17:44:07 UTC 2008


Gabor CZIGOLA wrote:
> I can not believe that it is normal for a basic, non-enterprise disk to overheat, not even when it is permanently used.
> If disabling power management causes any other issue than decreased battery life by max. 5%, then this is obviously some disk/firmware related bug.
> 
> This is why I guess the blacklist approach mentioned by Jakob
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-
> support/+bug/59695/comments/515) is more straightforward.

I also like the Novel blacklist approach.

1)  Does not change drives that play fair.
2)  Fixes known bad actors.
3)  Shames bad actors, and acts as a buying guide.

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