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

I’m not the guy to answer that; but:

If it’s clicking, that site shows a firmware upgrade.
“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”

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.

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

from the article you referred to

hdparm -B 255 /dev/hda

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