Originally Posted by Kelson
I think you are mis-reading that quote. My E-85 spins down the HDD when it goes to sleep and has to take the time to spin up again when I try to perform an operation that requires HDD access. Power saving spin-down is pretty standard in PC's and laptops.
Agreed. Spin-down appears to be all about the green movement...not saving wear and tear on the HDD. Here's some highlights of Disk failures and their metrics
"A 2007 study published by Google suggested very little correlation between failure rates and either high temperature or activity level
; however, the correlation between manufacturer/model and failure rate was relatively strong
. Statistics in this matter is kept highly secret by most entities. Google did not publish the manufacturer's names along with their respective failure rates."
"The mean time between failures (MTBF) of SATA drives is usually about 600,000 hours (some drives such as Western Digital Raptor have rated 1.2 million hours MTBF), while SCSI drives are rated for upwards of 1.5 million hours. However, independent research indicates that MTBF is not a reliable estimate of a drive's longevity
"MTBF is conducted in laboratory environments in test chambers and is an important metric to determine the quality of a disk drive before it enters high volume production. Once the drive product is in production, the more valid metric is annualized failure rate (AFR). AFR is the percentage of real-world drive failures after shipping."
I thought wajo might find this interesting.