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Okay people, calm down.
 
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Most modern HDDs are safe for at least 50 G (AFAIK) while on. That's like a car crash at 50 mph (80 km/h)+ so you should be fine.
    
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Okay guys, thanks. I understand, so no need to fight. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Most modern HDDs are safe for at least 50 G (AFAIK) while on. That's like a car crash at 50 mph (80 km/h)+ so you should be fine.

There's a disclaimer to that. HDDs can only handle that for a couple of milliseconds or so (e.g. a short drop, etc), not continuous movement.
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There's a disclaimer to that. HDDs can only handle that for a couple of milliseconds or so (e.g. a short drop, etc), not continuous movement.

Yeah, but unless you sprint with your laptop on, it would generate enough G force to do damage. Walking and going up/down stairs you would only generate around 0.2 G at the most.
    
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Meanwhile, I use my dell sensibly, and the screen falls off.

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My MacBook Pro has had the same old HDD in it for the past 3 years, I use insomnia so that it does not sleep when the lid is shut, therefore the hdd, screen, everything is still on.
The poor thing is dragged around campus to every lesson all day every day, for the past 3 years I've had it. It's been dropped in puddles (shallow ones barely wet) used as an umbrella, dropped down concrete stairs, falls off my bed when I fall asleep with it. Torrent's all night every night over the school network resulting in continuous hdd activity. Also it backs up to BackBlaze online unlimited storeage for £5 a month every day, along with my Apple Time Capsule in my dorm.

Never, has it ever, skipped a beat.
(apart from one screen snapping off when it was under some blankets and I sat on it, of which apple replaced for free)!!
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Originally Posted by Bitech View Post

No, not like an ipod. An iPod has flash memory and can fit in your pocket. Not the same as a laptop with a mechanical hard drive that you can only fit in your backpack Please get your facts straight.
Moving a laptop is fine as long as you don't shake it or drop it while it's on.
ERRRMAHGERD.
iPod classic uses a 120GB (I think it's 120GB atm, right?), hdd.
My friend has one, he goes running with it on his arm, no beats skipped. Ever.
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My MacBook Pro has had the same old HDD in it for the past 3 years, I use insomnia so that it does not sleep when the lid is shut, therefore the hdd, screen, everything is still on.
The poor thing is dragged around campus to every lesson all day every day, for the past 3 years I've had it. It's been dropped in puddles (shallow ones barely wet) used as an umbrella, dropped down concrete stairs, falls off my bed when I fall asleep with it. Torrent's all night every night over the school network resulting in continuous hdd activity. Also it backs up to BackBlaze online unlimited storeage for £5 a month every day, along with my Apple Time Capsule in my dorm.
Never, has it ever, skipped a beat.
(apart from one screen snapping off when it was under some blankets and I sat on it, of which apple replaced for free)!!

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ERRRMAHGERD.
iPod classic uses a 120GB (I think it's 120GB atm, right?), hdd.
My friend has one, he goes running with it on his arm, no beats skipped. Ever.

I thought the 120 GB + iPod classic used an SSD. IIRC the iPod with the largest HDD is the 8 GB one from many years ago.
    
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