sudo hdparm -B254 /dev/sda
sudo aptitude install smartmontools
Every few seconds or so
Andy Mack wrote:i used the hdparm and it's stopped beeping but when booting up and loading apps the drive makes a different noise, more like a hd noise now.
When you say parm can destroy you drive if used incorrectly, how should i use it?
After reading what seems to be a million topics on this on dell forums it is the same (problem?) with xp too, and a program can be used to change that thing to 254 to stop the beeping and other thing.
I dont think it is a failing drive as i only got this lappy in january and many other people who mentioned this bought there's recently too.
It seems from what they are saying that the drive is meant to do this beeping crap but that is just hearsay.
Thanks anyways though, if the drive does fail i'll get dell to replace it, no probs with losing data, save to dvd's most weeks.
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