[arch-dev-public] Load_Cycle_Count and storage-fixup

Thayer Williams thayerw at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 10:45:26 EDT 2009

I do think we should implement a sane default.  I've known about this
issue for some time and have always added the hdparm line to 
/etc/rc.local, but I think the vast majority of users, and not just Arch 
users, remain unaware. 

I just picked up an MSI Wind U120 this week which has a WD drive.  It was
clicking so often and so loudly that I thought the disk might need
servicing.  That's when I realized that the power management values were 
being reset every time it woke up from standby. 

It's fixed now, but it's a hassle (and danger) that users shouldn't have 
deal with.

On Sep 21, 2009 at 01:21 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych schrieb:
> >>+1 for spreading more the noise about this.
> >>This was the opinion I expressed in this old thread :
> >>http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=39258
> >>
> >
> >Anyone else has some opinion about how to handle this?
> Wow, I had this problem when switching to ext4 and thought my drive
> was broken. Just recently, I tried again and used wdidle3 to disable
> the idle timer. Now, it's all better.

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