I've just applied http://en.opensuse.org/Disk_Power_Management to fix the high load/unload cycle problem of my IBM ThinkPad T43p laptop. My Load_Cycle_Count grows at around 30 per hour, which is not very high, but theoratically limit my HD's life to around 4 years.
PS. though I dislike SuSE due to their pact with Microsoft, they are doing really well in some fields. The article mentioned above is well written, neat and clean, and the script is in good quality. I was told that openSUSE has already included patches to fix this problem, while Ubuntu's users are still struggling to either fix it by themselves or talking in the forums, trying to understand what to do.
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- ▼ 2008 (25)