Advanced power management problem
Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:13 PM
I noticed when the laptop is on without anything happening, the heads will unload, the disks start spinning down, then they spin up again right away and the heads load back on the disk. It's about 5 seconds or so. "Click, spindown, spinup, click" Then in about 10-20 seconds, it does it again. The laptop is only about 8 months old and I'm at 35,000 load/unloads on the heads.
I tried using HDDscan to disable advanced power management. It seems to work until I put the laptop into sleep or shut it down, then the hard drive reverts to APM enabled at 128.
Any ideas? Is APM the problem? How do I disable it permanently?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:36 PM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:49 PM
According to the drive specs, it has an adaptive method to changing between power states. This doesn't make sense then because if it's intelligent, it wouldn't constantly park and unpark the heads. Could the windows event log help me figure it out?
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:35 PM
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