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Is the computer left on all the time? 15000 power on hours... probably not. I get about 60,000 power on hours over 10 years. tongue.gif
I'd build a new PC. The P4 guzzles power. It's probably costing about $20-35 in extra power every year over a new PC, even at the amount of hours it's currently turned on. It doesn't take much to pay off new parts.

I would say its powered on for about 8 hours daily, and i'm pretty sure the drive is always spinning no matter what,

i found out one of sig drives had a pending sector and easily fixed it by doing a low level format so i might try that.
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I've seen drives like that last for a very long time.

As long as there is nothing important on that PC and is kept on for 8 hours, theres no need to replace the system if it suits your purpose.

Its just going to be a waste of cash as the minute increase in power bill over the months won't match the amount of money spent on a new system any time soon.
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Is the computer left on all the time? 15000 power on hours... probably not. I get about 60,000 power on hours over 10 years. tongue.gif
I'd build a new PC. The P4 guzzles power. It's probably costing about $20-35 in extra power every year over a new PC, even at the amount of hours it's currently turned on. It doesn't take much to pay off new parts.

I would say its powered on for about 8 hours daily, and i'm pretty sure the drive is always spinning no matter what,

i found out one of sig drives had a pending sector and easily fixed it by doing a low level format so i might try that.
Oh, that much?

That's about a 350kwh difference per year. (P4, vs something newer that consumes ~30 watts)

At $0.125 per kwh, that's $43.75/yr

Do consider just buying a new computer. Something like an i3 is a lot more power efficient, faster and nicer to use.


With that many bad sectors, I wouldn't even bother zeroing the drive. Just replace it. It's hopeless at this point. wink.gif Since you can still read from the drive error-free, save yourself some hassle and clone it over before the drive takes a dump and you have to spend lots of time setting up a new PC.
     
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