Laptop hard drive spinup/down 2-3 times a minute
I installed Fedora 17 on a new laptop, dual boot with Win 7 if that matters. ASUS K54C laptop
I am not experienced with the fine details of Linux, so please excuse me if my understanding is low. I notice that my hard drive is spinning down a few times per minute and then within a couple seconds is spinning back up. I assume this is a laptop setting where the hard drive is in a power saving mode. Probably a workstation would not have this issue.
What programs would need to be writing to the hard drive so often? I'm not even sure this is the problem. I would prefer the hard drive to spin down, but constantly on would be the next best thing. Constantly parking the hard drive head cannot be good for it.
Last edited by snafflekid; 11-06-2012 at 03:31 AM.