Fix for Constant Hard Drive Clicking Noise in Ubuntu

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8 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    This didn’t do anything. The maddening clicks are still there!

    I did every one of the suggestions above, in order, using copy-paste to be sure there were no typos, and the result was ZILCH. The noise is just as annoying and hair-pulling as before.

    :::sigh::: Will anyone ever figure out a solution to this?????

  2. romeophoto says:

    Thanks for this! Worked perfectly and my eeepc ist quiet again.

  3. FK says:


    I’ve been trying to disable the clicking noise for several hours now and your little tutorial did the trick for me 🙂

  4. develCuy says:

    If you are on XFS, write cache should be turn off as well ( So add the following to /etc/pm/power.d/95hdparm-apm

    #! /bin/sh
    hdparm -W0 /dev/sda

    then add execution perms:

    sudo chmod a+x /etc/pm/power.d/95hdparm-apm

  5. pepb says:

    Thank you very much.. It works on my ubuntu 14.04 64bit… The sound just scared me a lot, since I use a new laptop, which I think did not happen that constant on my older one…

  6. Anshul says:

    Thanks. Helped me !!

  7. Brilliant! This has bothered me for probably years now and I googled it and low-and-behold you have the solution. Worked great on my Asus A55V laptop. Now I can sit in peace at my desk!

  8. Pan says:

    THANKS SO SO MUCH! This made my day

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