On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 19:30:55 +0200
Rene Hertell <linu...@hertell.com> wrote:

> Tony Houghton wrote:
> > On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:50:42 -0800
> > But I wonder, does writing to the HD really shorten its life
> > significantly compared to constant spinning or frequently being spun up
> > and down?
> Yes, i guess it does, cause it writes to the hdd:s surface constantly in
> large amounts...

But there's no physical contact, the surface just has its magnetic
polarity changed (or something like that). Is there a limit to how many
times it can survive those changes? Or perhaps the head moving mechanism
can wear out?

TH * http://www.realh.co.uk

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