Linux tearing up your Harddrive? FUD?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sat Nov 22 23:40:38 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-11-22 at 08:30 -0500, Chris wrote:
> I keep on hearing about how this bug has never been fixed,
> Is this just Linux FUD being spread around?  Or is this a "real" bug?

The way I understand it, it's technically a hardware issue since some
hard drive manufacturers set their hard drives to settings that wear
them down faster and then you have to buy more hard drives more
often...which I guess is good for them.  Some distros try to force the
hard drive to do different things than what the hard drive is set to do
to stop that from happening.  Ubuntu's not one of them.  It goes with
trusting the manufacturer regarding what's best for the drive...just
doesn't help when the manufacturer's getting it wrong.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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