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post #41 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-12-2020, 02:11 PM
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Hard disks wear out because they stop and start, not when they permanently spin. They are no different than any other engine that works at optimal speed rather than slow down, speed up constantly. By having your disks spin down you save power, you don't increase their lifespan.
So you're saying running a HDD wears it out more than having it powered down?
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So you're saying running a HDD wears it out more than having it powered down?
Everything suffers more wear than when it's powered down. The point is that operation with power saving features that require lots of movement and change in speed will decrease lifetime than operation at constant speeds.

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