Terry : Mac OS X

Fix Mac OS X Load_Cycle_Count problem

1. Macports or Homebrew

Install smartctl and hdparm

hdparm -B 254 /dev/disk0

2. hdapm (pre-compiled)

diskutil list

Find out the disk and run the command below

hdapm disk0 max
disk0: ST9320423AS
Setting APM level to 0xfe: Success

Linux equivalent

hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda

Make it a permanent solution (start automatically at startup)

cp hdapm.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons/

Modify the hdapm.plist file if necessary (if hdapm is not in /usr/local/bin).

Use smartctl for Mac OS X to monitor the status.