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Subject: RE: Re: Load time lags
From: Stuart Tedford (stuart.tedford_at_piresearch.co.uk)
Date: 2002-08-08


>
> You'd still have to run a normal drive for a really long time
> for it to wear
> out. Heat certainly shouldn't be an issue, as long as the
> unit is kept well
> ventilated. Wear is simply a fact of life, but you are
> talking months of
> continuous running before any damage is likely to occur. If
> it's an option
> that is off by default, I don't see why it shouldn't be there
> for people who
> need the near-instant response time.
>
> There could possibly be a warning message that pops up before
> the option
> becomes enabled or something like that. Just something so that people
> realise they can't run it like that in a confined or hot
> space that might
> otherwise be OK for normal spindown cycles. The warning
> should probably
> recommend that the unit not be left running for more than,
> say, 6 hours at a
> time in that mode (maybe even give an automatic timeout option too).
>

Yeah, I agree that it should be a config option - for those of us that like
to live on the edge :)

What I didn't agree with was that leaving a disk continuously spinning was
fine.

Stu.



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