Well, now that’s quite a sad day for me. I can’t and won’t use Linux on my laptop because of the outstanding issues. This is not limited to Ubuntu, Debian has exactly the same flaw. I finally have my machine and I don’t want to break it within half a year.
The people who obviously think of this as some kind of unimportant glitch should pay for the repair costs. I’m simply disgusted. The laptop drive gives me the creeps with Linux, sounds terribly broken and is constantly going up and down. A Load_Cycle_Count of 400 on a brand-new, 2 day old notebook almost seems like some act of vandalism to me.
No, I won’t issue hdparm commands on every start, hibernate and whatnot. The distributors should fix this. Not the users.