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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
Good point. Well, it seems to be occurring even at the boot screen, even when I am in the system setup. In the latter case,the HD access LED doesn't light up but the noise is heard. Do you think my HD might be damaged ?
Apr
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
I did a SMART check and there is nothing wrong to report...
Apr
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
I did a SMART check and there is nothing wrong to report...
Apr
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comment Suspend stopped working
Thanks for the tip. Doesn't work for me unfortunately.
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
I tried hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda (also with the value 254, as indicated by the page you recommended), and this didn't have any effect on the noise.
Apr
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
No, mine is an Hitachi HTS54503. And you'll have to admit that disabling power management is not an optimal solution :/
Apr
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
According to iotop, the only process that seems to be doing some HD I/O (write only, it seems) is jbd2/sda4-8, but most of the times it doesn't even appear - and the HD noise is heard at all times, even when iotop reports ZERO hard drive activity.
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
It's interesting to note that the noise pattern is not constant, as if it was actually doing /something/.
Apr
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
Unfortunately, I am not doing anything. This behavior can be observed even when ubuntu has just booted, without launching any programs.
Apr
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revised Continuous hard drive access noise
corrected my wrong statements on the fact that the hard drive was "swapping"
Apr
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comment Continuous hard drive access noise
"swapping" is actually not the correct word. "free" tells me that 900 MB of RAM is unused, and none of the Swap is used.
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asked Continuous hard drive access noise
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