hdparm load cycle/head parking question
I've been doing some research regarding the Load Cycle Count on laptops. Mine is increasing by approximately 6 per minute. This barely changes between "hdparm -B 1" and "hdparm -B 253". If I set "hdparm -B 255" after 10 minutes, I do not get a single increase (as expected).
That is fine, but is it? I read that the hard drive is parking the heads to protect itself (with a "hdparm -B 128" for example). This is my question; what is the risk of not parking the heads (by running hdparm -B 255")?
Even though my hard drive will last a number of years with 6 increases per minute, the clicking of the hard drive is really annoying. Setting it to not park the heads is much more peaceful!