Comment 30 for bug 59695

It's not 'wishlist', just 'critical issue'.

I've had same problem, and now solved with martin's tweak.


As a temporary fix I edited /etc/hdparm.conf and added:

/dev/sda {
  apm = 255
  spindown_time = 0

Afterwards I installed the hdparm init script by doing 'sudo update-rc.d hdparm defaults' to make the changes consistent over reboots.

Thnks, martin.