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To spin down HD or not to spin down

Message #1 - Posted 2001/01/22 - Eric Falk

Instead of putting my computer to sleep at night, I have the monitor to turn off and the HD to spin down after a while (why I do this instead of sleep, I forget, but I'm sure I have a good reason). Anyway, sometimes something happens that makes the HD spin up, and in the morning I get back on and the HD has to spin up, etc.

AFAIK I spinning a HD up in just like starting up a car, its the worst thing you can do to it. In terms of making my HD last its longest (not power savage), which is best? Leave my HD spinning for long time or spin it down?

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Message #2 - Posted 2001/01/22 - Jason Haines

Previously, Eric Falk wrote:

Instead of putting my computer to sleep at night, I have the monitor to turn off and the HD to spin down after a while (why I do this instead of sleep, I forget, but I'm sure I have a good reason). Anyway, sometimes something happens that makes the HD spin up, and in the morning I get back on and the HD has to spin up, etc.

AFAIK I spinning a HD up in just like starting up a car, its the worst thing you can do to it. In terms of making my HD last its longest (not power savage), which is best? Leave my HD spinning for long time or spin it down?

I was told years ago it was best to just leave the HD spinning....

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Message #3 - Posted 2001/01/22 - clw

Previously, Jason Haines wrote:

I was told years ago it was best to just leave the HD spinning....

The HD on my old Q 630 has over 25000 hours of spinning on it and still works just fine.

I have always used a fad away screen saver and the old monitor has just as good color definition as my new mac.

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