Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stop disk clicking

If your disk is clicking on inactivity, it could be because it has too aggressive power management set. Each click will increase Load_Cycle_Count. Check that:
$ sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep Load
To stop it, use hdparm:
$ sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda
See how to force the hdparm setting on boot and resume:

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