Dell 1420n and Load_Cycle_Count
gethemant at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 19:08:44 CST 2007
Its sure as hell a fussy thing.
But for my two months old, dell inspiron 1520, Load_Cycle_Count is
105784.. which I presume is pretty high. By this rate its just gonna
see, one more season.
So, the question is, "Are Laptop hard drives, supposed to last just 1
year?" ( In my case at least, which is center of universe for me).
I am not sure about the solution although, because Ubuntu/Dell don't
even consider it as a problem. Thats fine with me, we are using
May be all these users are just paranoid.
Anyways, here is what I did:
I downloaded and installed ubuntu-laptom-mode program through apt-get
and set CONTROL_HD_POWERMGT = 1.
Since, I did this, I am sort of ok. and right now, Load_Cycle_Count
is 105786. Temperature of the hard disk also appears fine. But I am
not sure, if this DID solve the problem.
There you go...
On Nov 20, 2007 4:33 AM, Rui Tiago Matos <tiagomatos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19/11/2007, Thomas Gederberg <tgederberg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Antoine,
> > 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).
> This is NOT a bug in ubuntu or any other linux distro. AFAIK it can
> even occur in windows. These power management settings are set either
> by the disk itself or the computer BIOS. A quick google search will
> provide more info. Besides, I haven't seen a definitive source of
> information regarding this issue and am starting to believe its all a
> big fuss for nothing. I mean disk manufacturers *should* know what
> they are doing with their own hardware.
> Linux-Desktops mailing list
> Linux-Desktops at dell.com
> Please read the FAQ at http://lists.us.dell.com/faq
Let them talk of their oriental summer climes of everlasting
conservatories; give me the privilege of making my own summer with my
More information about the Linux-Desktops