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Re: hdparm?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on April 22, 2008 09:20 PM
Well, using hdparm -S requires that you have a clue about Linux.

What a moron! :)

And where is the proof that spinning down actually protects the life? Maybe the repeated power cycling will actually reduce the life of the drive.

The only good reason to power down old drives is that they're too noisy. Spinning down also makes sense in battery-powered systems.

If you're worried that the drive is near its end-of-life, replace it. Doh?


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