This is not for the laptop in my specs.
I have an Asus 1015PN-PU17-BK and for some reason it keeps unloading the hard drive head anywhere from one to twenty times a minute. In my spec sheet laptop its hard drive has been powered on for 9190hours and has 62232 load cycles (6.77 load cycles an hour average), but in this netbook the hard drive has been powered on only 565hours and has 33870 load cycles (59.95 load cycles an hour average). Just after typing this it's already moved up to 34020 load cycles. I have disabled hard drive inactivity shutdown in Windows and their is no hard drive power saving settings in the BIOS. It doesn't change weather on battery or AC, charged or charging, idle for hours or being used, or if the factory overclocking software is on power saving or super performance. No matter what you can hear every few seconds the heads park and if your hand is on the netbook can feel the hard drive spin down, then a few seconds later it spins up and starts over again, it usually stays spun down for 10-20seconds when idle. I was afraid it was some weird and slow click of death but this drive is giving me zero issues and SMART shows nothing at all, if it wern't for me listening closely I never would of noticed as it runs fine. I'm hoping to get this fixed as my spec sheet laptop needs to get sent in for repairs and this Asus netbook is the only thing big enough to hold all of my files, but I don't trust it if it's destroying the hard drive like this.
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit (just installed a couple days ago)
Intel Atom N550 Dual core/Quad thread @ 1.5GHz
2GB Crucial DDR3 1333
nVidia Ion - 512MB VRAM
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT, 250GB, 5400 RPM, 8MB Cache
EDIT: I remembered that one of the drivers
I had installed, the SATA controller, came with a status monitor (Intel Matrix Storage Console) but opening it doesn't do much more than tell me "All hard drives are OK", no settings at all. It shows it's set to run at start up so I tried disabling it and restarting but still the same issue.