|Jan 22, 2007, 09:08 AM||#1|
Ripping - Damages Drive?
Is is possible over over use your drive until its not working like its use to?
The reason I'm asking is because I've added a few TV Shows to iTune by using Handbrake.
I've been ripping Stargate Atlantis Season 1.
Usually a 42min Episode will take 1h30min to be ripped and encoded in Handbrake.
But... NOW a 42min Episode takes 2h40min.
So have I damaged my drive which is causing it to rip so slowly.
Thanks for any help
|Jan 22, 2007, 09:19 AM||#2|
Are you sure you didn't change any encoding preferences?
I don't think ripping will damage your drive, although the drive may get broken over time and this might even happen when ripping a DVD. But ripping isn't much more than reading, is it?
Edit: I'm aware that there's also a lot of processing involved but I was talking about the drive.
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|Jan 22, 2007, 09:23 AM||#3|
no you are not. Ripping a DVD, CD or anything is the same amount of work to the drive as
Playing a DVD or a CD. The only thing that it is more work on is your CPU.
When you have a DVD in the drive your Optical drive is working 100% of the the time, it does not matter if your are ripping it or playing it, it is the same amount of work on the drive. If anything the ripping is less work on the optical drive than just playing the DVDs because it runs for less time per episode in the long run.
I would check your CPU and ram useages and see if that is increased compared to when you started. You Drive should not be effect by this.
|Jan 22, 2007, 09:23 AM||#4|
|Jan 22, 2007, 09:29 AM||#5|
Something has just occurred to me.
I stopped after Disc 4 last night and let it rip Jurassic Park...
Here's what I Posted in another thread.
Is it just a coincidences that these two happened one after the other?
|Jan 25, 2007, 07:36 PM||#7|
Sounds like in your case it was a simple configuration problem which was resolved by reinstalling.
Its an interesting question if you can actually wear out or break a hard drive simply by transferring data. I would think for normal use it is very unlikely
|Jan 25, 2007, 07:47 PM||#8|
And heat is more likely to kill the drive than simply wearing it out though use.
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