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jst42day

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When I set up my XP Pro w/SP3 system standby I'm given the option of shutting down the hard drives.
Is that something I should be doing?
I've read something about starting a hard drive causing more wear and tear on the drive and possibly causing premature failure.
Thanks for any help.
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According to Microsoft turning off the hard disks when not in use saves power.
For a laptop running on battery power it means the battery will last for longer before needing a recharge.

If it's a laptop it's probably a good idea then, but on a desktop PC the power consumption of hard disks is really very small
and not worth the minute savings it brings when compared to the extra wear and tear it puts on the drive every time it has to spin up again.
I don't use that option on my PC, never have. But ultimately it's your choice. You may want to read this, I think it well help you make an informed choice: http://bucarotechelp...ps/93081403.asp

Mods please note: the link is not another computer forum - it's a compilation of tips and advice by the website operator!
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phillip22,
Thanks ver much for our help.
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