Re: Fedora May Be Killing Your Laptop's Hard Drive?

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

> If anyone wants more technical information, tell me what to provide.  If
> anyone has some things to mitigate the problem, I'm all ears.

# hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep IDLE
           *    IDLE_IMMEDIATE with UNLOAD

It seems this is the drive attribute that is responsible -- the * means
the feature is enabled.  Basically the drive is going to pull the heads
off the media when IT thinks it is idle.

I didn't see how to turn it off yet.


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