7181Re: Spin-up maxtor onetouch
- Feb 27, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Westerhof <mwester@...> wrote:
>people have wasted
> On Tue 26/02/08 12:02 AM , "David Shepherd" david@... sent:
> > If not ... while it seems "tidy" to be able to get the Onetouch to
> > spindown (its mainly aimed at being a backup server which will
> > eventually run rsnapshot once or twice a day to snapshot my main
> > active NAS drive slo its not really in use much at the moment) is it
> > really necessary to get the drive to spin down .... will it affect
> > reliability much etc?
> Now that is *exactly* the correct question, IMO. Far too many
> far too much time, it seems to me, to try to get disks to spin downfor no useful
> reason.There's no
> The bottom line is that a modern disk drive is designed to spin.
> appreciable wear caused by keeping it running. Modern drives aremuch better
> about it, but in fact older hard drives were rather limited in termsof the
> number of load/unload cycles they could tolerate.Thanks ... I think I'll forget about spin down and get on with doing
more usefull things with the slug. It just seemed a bit "strange" that
this HDD which is primarily intended to do rsnapshot backups of the
main NAS device (a WD Netcenter) will be running 24/7 while the
netcenter spins down after around 5 mins idle!
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