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Biggest risk on old drives is normally motor/bearing failure.

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 58.179.93.99] on April 22, 2008 11:20 PM
If the drive stops spinning it can lock up instantly.

If this is making sure drive keeps on spinning at a lower speed it can stay running a little longer but not much. When a drive is done if you don't want to have to pay a recover bill to repair drive you get rid of drive. Doing this is only asking for pain.

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