My laptop hard drive started clicking all the time, driving me crazy.
Thanks to Vorlon and the other people on
#debian-women I've been able to
finally get to this
page and this
hdparm -B 254 /dev/hda
The noise has finally stopeed and I'm in harmony with my laptop once again.
Note: the culprit for setting the original value of -B seems to be laptop-mode,
/etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf, the default values of