Re: Idle time spin-down-spin-up for disks? How often is too often?
- From: "Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 15:40:02 +1100
Al Dykes <adykes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've recently set the PC I use on and off for 12 hours/day to spin the
disk down after 30 minutes of idle time and spin it up when necessary.
I dont set the drive to spin down on anything
except laptops etc that run on batterys.
This works fine under w2k. The PC never gets turned off.
I know that disk lifetime is lots of tradeoffs and a case can be made
that spinup does more damage to the bearings than non-stop operation
and that cool is good. My disks are all below 110F when operationg fill
How many different opinions can we get here about the what the timers
should be for disk spin down. I can't imagine less than 30 minutes
idle, and 3 hours idle would mean that it would run all day, anyway.
Is idle powerdown done as a disk command or is the
power switched off after the OS does all the right things?
That last is what happens when the spindown time is set in the OS.
Wouldnt dream of that.
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