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Old 07-31-2004, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is it better for an HD to be running all the time, or turned off wen possible like during nighttime for example?
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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um...well...lol. When off goes the pc off goes the HD, on goes the pc on goes the HD...i have my PC on all of the time. Sometimes through the night.
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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By "HD" I'm going to assume you mean the whole computer, and in my opinion I think it's best to turn it off at night. Because you'd have to restart it every once in a while anyway to clear the RAM and what-not or else it will get slow from all the programs eating up the RAM. Turning it off at night may also extend the life of the Hard drive.
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with Spartan 1394, u waste the electricity n slow down your system.
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yes i do mean tuning off the the pc, not just the HD.. but refering to the effects on the HD only.

i was only asking cause, i thought maybe it was like this... better to leave it running all the time, so it doesnt need to go threw a start and stop process? or is it like a light bulb, were it lives mostly based on the mount of hrs? i also noticed it gets warm, so it might be better leaving it on so it experiences less heat cycles?
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to Spartan-- what u said is not true... im on a sorta old pc, 1.1celeron HP, 512sdram... and i have left this comp on for like over a year strait, restarting it sometimes of course only when for example installing something new, or turning it back on cause of a power outage... but i have actually experience the oposite of wat u said, after i restart it actually acts a little slower untill everything is loaded back up into memory... if u have programs eating up your memory, theres prolly something else rong with your system.

EDIT: i also have not found any reason y didi post at all in the first place?
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at least the hardisk wont get to hot~~~~~~~~
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EDIT: i also have not found any reason y didi post at all in the first place?
what do u mean by that?
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