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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "I like Ubuntu. With each incarnation I'm seeing improvements and betterments that make the OS better, more robust, more user friendly and more fully-featured. In fact, Ubuntu 8.04 is the first Linux distro that I've come across that I would consider loading onto my notebook to replace Windows. Throughout my testing Ubuntu 8.04 beta has been reliable and performed flawlessly. Bottom line, Hardy Heron is, for me at least, the best Linux distro ever," writes Adrian Kingsley-Hughes.
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RE[2]: Ubuntu drive killer
by hartvig on Tue 25th Mar 2008 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Ubuntu drive killer"
hartvig
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"the kernel simply keeps the default settings from the drive manufacturer, which are way too extreme.


So it's actually a manufacturer problem then.
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Yes and no. Manufacturers should take into consideration that people do run these 2.5" drives 24/7 and change their power saving settings to something more sane.

However, since its kinda late to change the firmware on most harddrives (I'm not even sure you can do that for most drives, I think Hitachi had a tool, but that's about the only one I can recall) this problem should then be solved in software.

Ubuntu has failed to do this for quite a long period of time, meanwhile laptop drives are failing left and right (or will be... soon heh).

I am just happy I noticed this before it killed any of my drives and I am also happy I have the knowhow how to fix a thing like this.

I am however NOT happy about the fact that people that are less knowledgeable about these things will find this out when their drives die.

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