Please see for yourself how often your drive is load cycling:
smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sda
(This command is for an SATA drive; you'll need to install the smartmontools package first.)
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A pretty good fix is:
- create a file "99-hdd-spin-fix.sh"
- put in the following two lines:
- hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda
- place file in following directories:
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