hard disk behavior
jb.1234abcd at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 18:13:32 UTC 2012
Adam Vande More <amvandemore <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > # /usr/local/sbin/smartctl -a /dev/ada0
> > 193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 001 001 000 Old_age Always
> > -
> > 779337
> Likely the noise you are hearing roughly corresponds to Load_Cycle_Count.
> Yours is quite high. You may be able to use sysutils/ataidle to disable
> the parking like so:
> ataidle -P 0 /dev/ada0
> Not entirely sure if this works on the ada driver, so if not you might want
> to ask on freebsd-stable@ or boot up in a Live CD of Linux and use the
> tools there.
Dmitry and Adam,
I think your description of excessive heads parking may be very close.
I will try this remedy and will let you know.
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