How to fix the sound of the hard drive needle when turning off the system

Asked by Ginés Utrera Pavón on 2020-04-14

I have recently replaced the main HDD of my ASUS a53s laptop with an SSD. I have placed the HDD hard drive in the SATA port where the DVD drive was located. I have not had any problems and the speed of my system has increased a lot. However, I have noticed that every time I turn off the system, a click of the needle of the HDD hard disk sounds, as if it were turned off suddenly (this did not happen when it was placed in the main SATA port). Could you do some configuration in Ubuntu to avoid this? Thank you very much.

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Ginés Utrera Pavón (myzras) said : #1

I have been able to find an intermediate solution that is to put the hard disk in stand-by shortly after starting the system with gnome-disk-utility (for it to work you have to enter a minimum time of 5 minutes or more). However, it does not seem like a real solution, since the needle of the hard disk should naturally come to rest before turning off the system.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS. If the issue persists then please report a bug

Ginés Utrera Pavón (myzras) said : #3

I have updated the BIOS to the latest version available for my laptop model (ASUS a53sd) and the problem persists.

Ginés Utrera Pavón (myzras) said : #4

I have been able to solve it temporarily by putting the hard disk in stand-by using the "hdparm -y" command.

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