Fedora May Be Killing Your Laptop's Hard Drive?
andy at warmcat.com
Wed Oct 31 12:07:31 UTC 2007
Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> If anyone wants more technical information, tell me what to provide. If
> anyone has some things to mitigate the problem, I'm all ears.
# hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep IDLE
* IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD
It seems this is the drive attribute that is responsible -- the * means
the feature is enabled. Basically the drive is going to pull the heads
off the media when IT thinks it is idle.
I didn't see how to turn it off yet.
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