Explanation of Ubuntu Hard Drive Wear and Tear

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Oct 24, 2007 8:50 AM EDT
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A recent bug report for Ubuntu Linux has confirmed that both the Feisty and Gutsy versions of Ubuntu cause some unnecessary wear and tear on a hard drive. The bug report reads: “I run feisty (beta) on a Dell Inspiron 9400 with a Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 hard drive. After booting, the drive's power management settings are such that it spins down A LOT. At this rate the drive will be dead after 2.5 years, and I don't even use this computer for more than a couple of hours each day.” Definitely an interesting sounding find. But what exactly does it mean? That's what I thought when I read it, so I did a little research. Feel free to comment and correct me if I've gotten anything wrong.

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Errored out on me ArcherB 3 2,724 Dec 18, 2007 5:28 PM
Does Ubuntu really spin down the hard drive? Steven_Rosenber 1 6,683 Oct 24, 2007 1:05 PM

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