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Hard Drive Wear and Tear: a BIOS or HDD Firmware Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lotuseclat79, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

    Sep 12, 2003
    Read the entire referenced webpage below. Apparently, the problem is in the BIOS or HDD firmware, and also affects Windows and Mac platforms (especially laptops) as well as Linux despite the problem being reported against Fiesty and Gutsy Ubuntu:

    Article Explanation of Ubuntu Hard Drive Wear and Tear.

    Ubuntu doesn't touch your hard drive power management settings by default. In almost all cases, it's more likely to be your BIOS or the firmware on your hard drive.

    There are two fixes documented: choose wisely after reading the entire article as there is a trade-off between laptop battery life vs HDD life. I would choose in favor of the solution that extends the HDD life at the expense of battery life. Just my $0.02 worth of advice.

    -- Tom
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