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    Geekde4 NNTP User

    Default Laptop Load Cycles

    Well, i try this command line on konsole:

    smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count


    And i received:

    193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 098 098 000 Old_age Always - 21621

    The value 21621 change in a few minutes, so, it' all OK?

    Reference: Problem with hard drive clicking - ThinkWiki

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    Default Re: Laptop Load Cycles

    Quote Originally Posted by Geekde4 View Post
    Well, i try this command line on konsole:

    smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count


    And i received:

    193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 098 098 000 Old_age Always - 21621

    The value 21621 change in a few minutes, so, it' all OK?

    Reference: Problem with hard drive clicking - ThinkWiki
    I'm not the guy to answer that; but:

    If it's clicking, that site shows a firmware upgrade.
    and
    "IBM, when notified about this occurance, may replace the drive with a Fujitsu 5k 80GB hard drive, as to them the sound is indicative of a potential hard drive failure."

    I'd for sure backup your important "stuff"
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    Default Re: Laptop Load Cycles

    Take two measurements at one hour interval. If you have not turned off drives power management, you should get difference of ~50 counts. That would give 12000 hours ( 500 days 24/7 ) of operation until you reach 600000. For my usage ( less than 2000 hours/year ) drive will last at least 6 years without any extra measures.

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    Geekde4 NNTP User

    Default Re: Laptop Load Cycles

    How you turned off drives power management in your pc?I try many tutorials without good results.

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    Default Re: Laptop Load Cycles

    from the article you referred to
    # hdparm -B 255 /dev/hda

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    ashunter NNTP User

    Default Re: Laptop Load Cycles

    It's just 21621,my Load_Cycle_Count is more than 180000.I think it's not necessary to worry about this.You can manage the situation a little better,follow the openSUSE HowTo:
    Disk Power Management - openSUSE

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