Don't be silly; reread the comments I was responding to. I addressed two points:
1. That Ubuntu provided two conflicting tools for enabling laptop mode (it hasn't)
2. That enabling laptop mode would be a good way to prevent a high number of load/unload
cycles (it isn't)
I didn't suggest that you remove the tools for laptop-mode, though I did recommend against
If you want to set default power management settings for your disk in Ubuntu, /etc/hdparm.conf
is probably the best way to go about it.