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Old 31st October, 2007, 07:30 PM
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Ubuntu eats your laptop's hard-drive

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Old 31st October, 2007, 07:55 PM
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Found this there under comments, may help some one out:

"Not Ubuntu....
Confirmed to be a generic bug, caused by the laptop BIOS or other settings, rather than Ubuntu's "fault". See:

Ubuntu is NOT causing aggressive power management « Ubuntu Demon’s blog
posted by : Jon Cooper, 31 October 2007"
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And hardware vendors wonder why software often overrides what they put in a defaults.
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Which is generally why software kills power savings. Software typically hasn't got a clue about power saving, as it doesn't know the first thing about how the device actually operates.

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600,000 cycles in its lifetime which means that you will need a new hard drive every 1.1 years.
But only if your laptop is running 24 hours a day for 1.1 years. Move it to only 8 hours a day, and you're talking over 3.5 years instead.
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