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Hibernate mode tough on hard drive?


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:)

This seems like such a basic question, but I have honestly never heard anyone, my geek son
included, say that hibernation mode was rough on a hard drive. However, someone did say
exactly that in another forum. I do use this mode all the time, and I do have a tendency to have
hard drive lives of only about 3-4 years.

Thanks for any info in advance!
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old hardware from back in the day, yes it was rough on them. Today, not so much. Manufactures only make their hdd's to last 3-6yrs on purpose. It's how they make money.
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Thank you - I appreciate the response - now I can rest easier. :) :)
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old hardware from back in the day, yes it was rough on them. Today, not so much. Manufactures only make their hdd's to last 3-6yrs on purpose. It's how they make money.


Not true.
Some drives come with up to five years warranty. Doesn't mean its going to last five years.
The life span of a drive is entirely dependent on how its used. If it gets little use throughout most computing sessions, it'll last a lot longer than one drive that's spinning around for hours on end because the system hasn't got enough memory.
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old hardware from back in the day, yes it was rough on them. Today, not so much. Manufactures only make their hdd's to last 3-6yrs on purpose. It's how they make money.


Not true.
Some drives come with up to five years warranty. Doesn't mean its going to last five years.
The life span of a drive is entirely dependent on how its used. If it gets little use throughout most computing sessions, it'll last a lot longer than one drive that's spinning around for hours on end because the system hasn't got enough memory.



So very true. I stated 3-6 yrs...hmmm 5...3-6...seems like it falls into place to me. They make money off of you having to buy a replacement after the hard drive fails. Your right, it doesn't mean it's going to last 5. or 3. or 6. More than likely though, it will fail within a 3-6 yr time period after, or during your warranty. Computer parts are not meant to last 7-8 yrs. Just the way of the market. I worked for Hitachi. This is done on purpose. Just like car manufacturers. they don't make their cars to last the rest of your life without having to replace parts for a reason. Think car dealership owners would be millionaires otherwise?
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Yep, good old planned obsolescence - drives most industry today. :)

Thanks for the responses!
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So very true. I stated 3-6 yrs...hmmm 5...3-6...seems like it falls into place to me. They make money off of you having to buy a replacement after the hard drive fails. Your right, it doesn't mean it's going to last 5. or 3. or 6. More than likely though, it will fail within a 3-6 yr time period after, or during your warranty. Computer parts are not meant to last 7-8 yrs. Just the way of the market. I worked for Hitachi. This is done on purpose. Just like car manufacturers. they don't make their cars to last the rest of your life without having to replace parts for a reason. Think car dealership owners would be millionaires otherwise?


Your argument is flawed because most jurisdictions require goods to be fit for purpose and to last a reasonable amount of time, and should it fail within that time it gets replaced.
There's a world of difference between a computer and a car - if a computer stops working its only you it (usually) upsets. If a car stops working it has the potential to upset hundreds of people. Especially if it stops working in the middle of a busy junction during rush-hour.
Cars and computers are generally made, then nature takes its course - a hard drive is mechanical so like most mechanical devices they just wear out.
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