hard disk drive resetting problem

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de
Fri Jan 29 00:13:06 UTC 2010

29.01.2010 00:48, Karl Auer:

> I seem to recall reading about a year ago about a problem some laptops
> have with their hard disk drives resetting far more frequently than they
> should, and dramatically shortening the HDD life. I'm not sure if
> "resetting" is the right word, and I'm clearly not googling the right
> words either.

Google for "load cycle count".

For example:

> I have a laptop here (new), and the hard disk is making a faint but
> constant buzz. It works fine, but I'm concerned that this buzz is a
> symptom of something damaging in the longer term, so wanted to follow up
> the "resetting" problem.

Parking and un-parking the heads may make a clicking noise. A constant
buzz doesn't seem to indicate that your drive is affected by the load
cycle issue.


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