I happened to come across a similar T61 like mine, only 2 weeks old. The owner had installed Windows XP on it and I thought of looking at the SMART information. I found something really interesting. In only 2 weeks, the SMART value had dropped from 100 to 98! Same behavior as in my Fedora installation actually, so I wasn’t too impressed. But this does maybe indicates that the manufacturer has chosen a very aggressive value for that particular power management feature?
I wonder if others have similar experience with this drive… Also, anyone know how to change this value for XP in every reboot?