sixgod at gmail
May 21, 2012, 3:44 PM
Post #51 of 51
You guys might find this study from google interesting:
On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Frank Steinmetzger <Warp_7 [at] gmx> wrote:
> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 11:38:34AM +0200, David Haller wrote:
> > >I bought my current internal laptop disk for Christmas 2008. It's a
> > >HM500JI (with 500 GB). Early on I noticed that, according to smartctl,
> > >Load_Cycle_Count is increasing every 2 or 3 seconds. I even asked
> > >about this, but they either couldn't give any clue or didn't want to,
> b/c the
> > >Serial Number is from Turkey, so not from the European market.
> > >
> > >Anyhoo... I just checked the values:
> > >But the load cycle count is at almost 12.3 million(!). That just can't
> > >right. I stopped believing that number a good while ago.
> > As I said in another mail: laptop drives are built for frequent
> > unloading. Your number does seem a bit high though, that's about 1000
> > load cycles per hour...
> My Pa bought the same HDD model for his laptop a few months back. Last
> I visited him and loaded a diag tool on his Windows. It showed 20 or 30.000
> cycle counts. So I guess my model just has a bad firmware or summit like
> Perhaps that's why it was so cheap back then (only ~62€ for a 500 GB drive
> the end of 2008).
> Oh well, I'll just have to remember to do backups a bit more often.
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