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How to fix high Load_Cycle_Count laptop drive (TOSHIBA MK6006GAH in Vaio TX1XP)?

How to fix high Load_Cycle_Count laptop drive (TOSHIBA MK6006GAH in Vaio TX1XP)?

Hoping someone knows exactly what's going on here. It seems this drive has some combination of aggressive power saving settings and Ubuntu defaults that has massively increased the Load_Cycle_Count for the drive:

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Guest [Entry]

"GoldMangust's answer is good; this is similar and adds some info.

This showed an ability to stop the incrementing of load cycle count
(on macOS 10.12 of a Seagate Laptop SSHD Hybrid drive, Model: ST1000LM014):

while : ;
do sleep 9;
smartctl -A /dev/disk0 | grep ""Load_Cycle_Count\|FLAG\|smartctl"" ;
done

Every 9 seconds seems to be often enough."