Comment 3 for bug 969165

Jasmine Hassan (jasmine-aura) wrote :

Confirmed on WD Scorpio Blue 1TB (WD10JPVT) drive that came with my newly-purchased Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop, with:

# smartctl -A /dev/sda | grep ^193

I probably should've compared Load Cycle Count increase compared to Windows 7 (Dual booting with Linux Mint Debian Edition + UP5), but seeing how I accumulated about 3200 Load Cycles in a few tens of hours use which was predominately on AC power, I decided to disable it completely on the drive for now, by:

# apt-get install idle3-tools

# idle3ctl -d /dev/sda

# poweroff
(restart won't do. must power cycle drive for firmware change to take effect)

# idle3ctl -g /dev/sda
Idle3 timer is disabled


# smartctl -i /dev/sda
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.2.0-3-amd64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen,

Device Model: WDC WD10JPVT-75A1YT0
Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxxx
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 602770494
Firmware Version: 01.01A01
User Capacity: 1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB]
Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: 8
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Mon Sep 17 21:49:17 2012 EET
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled