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post #81 of 104
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think of it like this, when you turn off the current your system no longer has power flowing through it, but when you turn it on all those switchs have to open up that usally are open all the time.

also at boot times your computer is working its hardest, only after windows loads does the computer stop working it hardest so your parts are strained the most at bootup.
Well thanks for the explanation, makes sense. Either way parts usually outlive their usefullness, and doesnt matter for me because cheap fans are REALLY loud

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They make harddrives? lol They make good cd/dvd burners however...
No they don't, it was kinda offtopic. What they do make though is allways high quality in my experience.
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post #82 of 104
If you think leaving your hard drive on is better than turning it off you are crazy. Those bearing can only spin so many times before they completely wear out. Mechanical part fail after time, no one warranties a mechanical part based on starts / stops, they are all warranties based on time / mileage / cycles.
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post #83 of 104
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If you think leaving your hard drive on is better than turning it off you are crazy. Those bearing can only spin so many times before they completely wear out. Mechanical part fail after time, no one warranties a mechanical part based on starts / stops, they are all warranties based on time / mileage / cycles.
What's worse on a car engine, driving it 55 miles a day at 55mph OR starting it 55 times a day?
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post #84 of 104
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What's worse on a car engine, driving it 55 miles a day at 55mph OR starting it 55 times a day?
A car engine doesn't start the same way a HDD does. Not even close.
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post #85 of 104
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A car engine doesn't start the same way a HDD does. Not even close.

A bearing is a bearing is a bearing.
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post #86 of 104
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A bearing is a bearing is a bearing.
Yes. Very true. I commend you on that.

However, a HDD doesn't have a starter motor, doesn't generate any significant amount of torque, doesn't have a cooling system, starting system, ect, ect, ect.
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post #87 of 104
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Yes. Very true. I commend you on that.

However, a HDD doesn't have a starter motor, doesn't generate any significant amount of torque, doesn't have a cooling system, starting system, ect, ect, ect.
I wasn't talking about about the peripherals, just bearings.
Bearings go bad from friction plain and simple, start up is where the most friction occurs.
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post #88 of 104
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I wasn't talking about about the peripherals, just bearings.
Bearings go bad from friction plain and simple, start up is where the most friction occurs.
The initial friction may have a larger magnitude than the constant run friction. However, if you integrate friction by time you will find that the friction from running the HDD is far larger value than the friction that results from start-up.
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post #89 of 104
WD is very good, but i would say seagate is the best because, i have several harddrives, and i have never had a seagate die on me yet.

i have a 10 + years old seagate hdd like 6 gigs and its still working!!!!! sure it makes alot of noise by now. but its still going strong. still starts up everytime i turn it on.

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post #90 of 104
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The initial friction may have a larger magnitude than the constant run friction. However, if you integrate friction by time you will find that the friction from running the HDD is far larger value than the friction that results from start-up.

Understood
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