9128: S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: Load Cycle Count; Load/Unload Cycle Count

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Applies to: 

Operating Systems: 

Attribute ID: 193 (0xC1)

Hard drives, supporting this attribute

Samsung, Seagate, IBM (Hitachi), Fujitsu, Maxtor, Western Digital


Load Cycle Count; Load/Unload Cycle Count S.M.A.R.T. parameter indicates the number of cycles into Landing Zone position.


This parameter is considered informational by the most hardware vendors. Although degradation of this parameter can be an indicator of drive aging and/or potential electromechanical problems, it does not directly indicate imminent drive failure. Regular backup is recommended. Pay closer attention to other parameters and overall drive health.

More information

See also: S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring.

Please consult with your hard disk's manual for the exact parameter numbers.


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