[plug] Ubuntu killed my drive!
paul at milleng.com.au
Sat May 24 22:28:26 WST 2008
Sorry to hear that Brad. My circa 1998 Vaio has had at least 3 hard
drives - its thin design seems to kill them fast due to heat buildup.
Of course the head load/unload issue doesn't help :-)
Brad Campbell wrote:
> Well, probably contributed anyway.
> My little Vaio had a major hard disk failure after roughly 2 years of
> faithful service.
> It was a general mechanical wear type of failure as the old freezer
> allowed me to recover all of the data perfectly well, but at room
> temperature it was just a "clickety click"..
> A quick post-mortem revealed over 1,200,000 head load/unload cycles
> where the drive is rated to about 600,000.
> Drive duly replaced, I'll be implementing some of the recommended
> workarounds listed in the various Ubuntu forums for overzealous power
> saving modes for hard disks..
> Example :
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