Dell 1420n and Load_Cycle_Count

Thomas Gederberg tgederberg at
Mon Nov 19 14:46:13 CST 2007


Thanks for pointing me to the bug report in Launch Pad!

I am thinking of upgrading my 1420n to Gutsy - does anyone know if this bug still exits in Gutsy (I supspect it does).


Antoine Cailliau <antoinecailliau at> wrote: It seems to be recurrent and not specific to Dell Computers.
for more information.

It is not properly a bug but more a misuse of a fonctionality.

Your number can be higher than other computer because no machine are the
same with the same applications and the same use at the same time in the
same environment.


Antoine C.

On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 11:15 -0800, Thomas Gederberg wrote:
> Why would my numbers be any higher than other 1420n users?  If this is
> a known issue with this system, it seems like Dell should issue
> instructions on how to correct it.
> Antoine Cailliau  wrote:
>         It is too big ;)
>         You have to check params of hdparm. Try values as 255 or 254.
>         (See in acpi folder, hdparm.conf, etc...)
>         On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 10:23 -0800, Thomas Gederberg wrote:
>         > I have a Dell 1420n with Ubuntu 1420n (had it about 2
>         months).
>         > Overall, I am very satisfied with it. However, I have been
>         reading
>         > about issues with Ubuntu and notebook hard drives. From what
>         I've
>         > read, most hard drives have a spec limit of about 600,000
>         Load Cycles.
>         > I just started monitoring the Load_Cycle_Count on my 1420n
>         and it is
>         > increasing rapidly - somewhere around 300-600 per day. Is
>         this
>         > unusual - or is this to be expected.
>         > 
>         > Thanks
>         -- 
>         Antoine Cailliau
Antoine Cailliau

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