I recently installed Ubuntu on my new Asus F202X after previous one got stolen. I had the same laptop model previously, and all was working fine. After I installed 13.04 on this one, I have noticed one problem: My harddisk is constantly making clicking sounds and spinning up and down:
Click -- spin down -- spin up; Click -- spin down -- spin up; Click -- spin down -- spin up.
This goes in about 10 sec sycles. Usually the time between two clicks is 10 sec, but sometimes 7, sometimes 5 sec, sometimes 3 sec, and occasionally 20 sec. And then sometimes it remains quiet for several minutes. The click sound is similar as if the harrdisk is parking the reading head. I'm worried this will break the disk, or at least greatly reduce the lifetime.
What is causing this? I never had this kind of problem before. I used the default install and the default partitioning, with home dir encryption and LVM. Can it be that this is caused by that?