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Reduce Wear on Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by frankhats, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. frankhats

    frankhats Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2005
    I am running a 3-yr old IBM laptop R40 with XP Pro. When I see the amount of work the hard drive goes through to shut down and then start up again I wonder if it is better to leave the computer on continuously rather than shut down and reboot with each session. Any considerations pro or con? Thanks for your help
  2. johnpost


    Dec 17, 2005

    depends on your type of use you can save hours on your drive if
    you go to Control Panel -> -> Power Options
    and have your drive stop spinning after a selected amount of
    time of nonuse.

    so if your machine stays on for hours without doing
    anything you can shutdown your drive.

    shutdowns depend on your on and off hour proportions
    to determine if you want to shutdown/hibernate
    lots of options.
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