Am Dienstag, 8. Juni 2004 16:44 schrieb Peter Ulrich Kruppa: > On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, Jonathon McKitrick wrote: > > I have my desktop configured to run as a server and app server for a thin > > client laptop. Will running it all day without suspend mode use a lot of > > power? > > > > Is it true that the heat buildup in a home system (rather than a heavily > > fanned commercial system) will kill the drives faster and this is a good > > reason to turn it off during the day when I am not home? > > This is only my personal experience: > I have got a PIII running all day for over 2 years now (my > "server"): no problems and I am using just the small fan it came > with. > I had two AMD's (a K6 and now an Athlon): for both I had to buy > bigger fans since they started doing strange things after a > while. > At work I have seen three IDE harddisks decease on > workstations during the last four and a half years, but never a > SCSI harddisk. These workstations are shut down and rebooted
Just to brake illusions: I have seen lots of disks dieing. Mostly IDE disks because they're wide spreaded. But I also had a several "server" SCSI disks (Seagate and IBM) which died, and they hadn't just quit their service, they (the two different I attempted to) were classified as inrecoverable by well known and even better paid special companies like Vogon. So don't tap into the trap that SCSI disks are more reliable! > quite often. > > So *my* summary for your private server would be: > - Leaving it on all day will not kill your harddisks, in the > contrary: even cheap ones will live longer. > - AMD processors tend to run hot, so if you have one, you should > look for a good fan. This was true up to Coppermine/Tualatin, nowadays I'd prefere any AMD. The notrhwood and even worse the prescott INTELS (p4s) are dumb radiators. My 0.02 ¤ Best regards, -Harry > > Regards, > > Uli. > > > jm > > -- > > My other computer is your windows box. > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > +---------------------------+ > > | Peter Ulrich Kruppa | > | > | Wuppertal | > | Germany | > > +---------------------------+ > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"