[Bug 59695] Re: High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten lifetime
lukaszgraczyk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 12:11:40 UTC 2008
For me best solution in Hardy was:
sudo install 90-hdparm.sh /etc/acpi/resume.d/
sudo install 90-hdparm.sh /etc/acpi/start.d/
sudo install 90-hdparm.sh /etc/acpi/ac.d/
sudo install 90-hdparm.sh /etc/acpi/battery.d/
It was only way to hold load/unload hard drive cycles.
Any other methods discribed in:
But in Ubuntu 8.10 there are no good method for me to stop load/unload hard
drive cycles when I switch off AC cable and work my MSI VR610 Laptop on
In the same configuration I had under Ubuntu 8.04 with no load cycles except
TurnOff... Now under Ubuntu 8.10 I have 6 load cycles per minute! It's too
much in my opinion.
Please describe good method to slow down cycles under Ubuntu 8.10!
2008/11/2 Botond Szász <boteeka at yahoo.com>
> I agree with erythrocyte, a clear official statement need to be made on
> this subject. Such an important issue which may damage hardware, needs
> to be fixed quickly. More so if we take in consideration that Canonical
> wants Dell to put Ubuntu on its computers. How is Dell supposed to do
> such a thing knowing that Ubuntu will damage the hardware? This bug
> should be very high priority as it affects a whole range of notebooks.
> It should have been fixed for Hardy already, but even in Intrepid it is
> still there.
> In Hardy I set ENABLE_LAPTOP_MODE=true /etc/default/acpi-support and
> CONTROL_HD_POWERMGMT=1 in /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf and it
> seemed to work. After I upgraded to Intrepid and let these files be
> replaced by the ones coming from the upgrade, I still have this problem.
> So I tweaked the above files once again. I also run the hdparm -B 254
> command which stopped the hard drive making clicks.
> High frequency of load/unload cycles on some hard disks may shorten
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