System not running right
scott.blair at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 20:47:31 UTC 2015
None of my drives are WD Green. Thanks for the link.
On 09/22/2015 03:52 PM, Amichai Rotman wrote:
> And after configuring the S.M.A.R.T issue, follow this guide to fix
> the system:
> 2015-09-22 22:25 GMT+03:00 Brandon Vincent <Brandon.Vincent at asu.edu
> <mailto:Brandon.Vincent at asu.edu>>:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM, compdoc <compdoc at hotrodpc.com
> <mailto:compdoc at hotrodpc.com>> wrote:
> > This causes a huge number being reported in SMART named
> 'load_cycle count',
> > but this count happens whether or not anyone uses smartmontools.
> I think he was referring to the fact that smartd queries the SMART
> status of a drive every thirty minutes. This can cause the drive to
> spin up if it is in a powered down state. smartd on its own will not
> cause excessive parking or wear on a WD Green drive. This is more of
> an annoyance to some.
> What can cause a problem is when a WD Green drive is used as the
> primary hard drive for a system. On GNU/Linux reads and writes can
> occur with a long delay between them (greater than 8 seconds) as
> compared to other operating systems/filesystems. This can cause the
> drive to park and unpark the head constantly. Since the drives are
> only rated for 300,000 cycles this can cause a problem.
> Listen to compdoc and disable the IntelliPark timer. Some WD Green
> drives have problems when you "disable" the timer, so I just recommend
> people set it to 300 seconds (five minutes). With a five minute delay,
> the drive won't park if the system is on.
> WD provides a MS-DOS based utility to change the timer, or you can use
> the tools provided by the idle3-tools package.
> Brandon Vincent
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