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Old 11-23-2010, 12:50 AM
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Hard drive Spin down or not?

Do you guys set the hard drives to spin down after an x amount of minutes?

I always set it to "never" and have good luck with it as I haven't had a drive failure for several years. Now that the number of drives in my server has gone up quite a bit, I'm thinking of setting it to spin down to reduce power consumption.

I'm sure there's some debate whether to spin down or not and how it affects the life cycle of the drives. It's probably better not to get into that debate. I just want to know from real experience if you guys let it spin down or not and what is the average life cycle of your drives?

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