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Hard disk frequent head unloads...?

Hi, I'm a fedora user that experiences a problem among some laptop users in the linux community - unusually frequent hard disk head unloads. This problem is summed up nicely here on an opensuse forum (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/439751-hard-disk-frequent-head-unloads-disk-clicking-whilst-idle-possible-solution.html) I have a solution that I use, but it is not perfect.

I "fix" the problem by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.local and insert at the end hdparm -B 254 -S 242 /dev/sda

This fixes the problem, except at certain times. For example, when I boot fedora and am entering my password to decrypt my harddrive, the problem occurs. Also the problem exists during the installation of a new Fedora iso.

Has anyone else experienced this hard drive problem, and if so do you have a better solution that fixes the problem over all scenarios?

Hard disk frequent head unloads...?

Hi, I'm a fedora user that experiences a problem among some laptop users in the linux community - unusually frequent hard disk head unloads. This problem is summed up nicely here on an opensuse forum (http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/hardware/439751-hard-disk-frequent-head-unloads-disk-clicking-whilst-idle-possible-solution.html) I have a solution that I use, but it is not perfect.

I "fix" the problem by editing /etc/rc.d/rc.local and insert at the end hdparm -B 254 -S 242 /dev/sda

This fixes the problem, except at certain times. For example, when I boot fedora and am entering my password to decrypt my harddrive, the problem occurs. Also the problem exists during the installation of a new Fedora iso.

Has anyone else experienced this hard drive problem, and if so do you have a better solution that fixes the problem over all scenarios?