Default on battery APM level causes SSD runing very slow

Bug #1650074 reported by Yanling
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Ubuntu
High
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apmd (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

Installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell 7559 laptop with Crucial MX300 750GB SSD. When power is unplugged, file read/write speed is about 30MB/s consistently. When power is plugged, file read/write speed is about 400~500MB/s consistently.

Used hdparm to check SSD status and found APM level is 128 on battery and 254 on power.

Edited /etc/hdparm.conf to set apm_battery=254 and after reboot file read/write speed back to normal 400~500MB/s.

Not sure if this is a feature or bug but on battery APM level 128 had caused SSD running ridiculously slow (~30MB/s).

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Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → High
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importance: Undecided → High
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in apmd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :
Changed in apmd (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :
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Marco Zaccari (marcozaccari) wrote :

In my Ubuntu 18.10 neither udev rule or hdparms.conf works.
Instead I needed to edit /etc/default/tlp changing DISK_APM_LEVEL_ON_BAT value.

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