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The Hard disk drive got too hot after a while of running Ubuntu. I've checked the system monitor and there weren't any thing strange.

I have Packard Bell EasyNote TJ75 with ATI card 512MB core i5.

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Are u facing the issue on laptop or desktop?

I faced this issue and after much struggle, I am able to resolve the issue. I was not able to use my laptop as my HDD was getting too hot.

Do the following and come back with the result.

  1. install powertop

  2. run it in sudo and go to the last tab in that application.

  3. Check if you are seeing some thing like "SATA Link..." as bad power setting.

If you see as above reply to this mail. I will provide the solution.

Good you have the same problem. Try these

  1. Follow the link to install TLP TLP

  2. Once installed open the file /etc/default/tlp

  3. Search for SATA in that file.

make the changes as follow:

#SATA aggressive link power management (ALPM):




  1. If you still want more optimization follow these
    a. Add noatime,nodiratime to your root mount disk property in /etc/fstab

Here is my example:

UUID=2961c207-9781-425e-9e6e-18641b21e52c / ext4 errors=remount-ro,noatime,nodiratime 0 1

Reboot the machine for all changes to take effect.

Do this you HDD will cool down. :)

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