[arch-general] harddisk suspending far to often

Jonathan Steel mail at jsteel.org
Thu Dec 6 15:07:22 EST 2012

On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 10:59:27AM +0100, G. Schlisio wrote:
> >after updating my laptop today [0] (no testing enabled) i notice
> >that my harddisk keeps spinning down and up every 10 seconds or
> >so.
> >might this be related to the update or where can i stop this?
> somehow it resolved itself today. now hdd is running continuously again.

If it happens again, you can check this with:

hdparm -B /dev/sdx

If it's spinning down too often, try:

hdparm -B 254 /dev/sdx

Jonathan Steel
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