HDD Load cycles questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kthxbainao, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. kthxbainao macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone!

    So... I just received my MBP yesterday. Installed a new HDD right from the get go.

    Though, I read something disturbing about load cycles of an HDD which is not native to a MBP. Apparently the load cycles can get really high which decreases the lifespan of an HDD.

    Now, obviously I don't want that to happen and took a look at my load cycles. The MBP has been on for about 3-4 hours now and the load cycle is at 224.

    I have a feeling that's above average as it was at 90 2 hours ago... Am I right?
    If so, what can I do about it?

    Thanks for your input, replies and help in advance!


    Edit: the load cycles count has increased by 50 in the last 30 minutes. So it's at 274 now...
     
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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is no problem with having a high load cycle. The drive was built to be used in all conditions, even those with high load cycles.
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    if you have XCode installed just spotlight SpindownHD.
     
  5. kthxbainao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, according to the manufacturer's websites the drive was designed for 600,000 load cycles. which would mean that it would be worn out after only a year and a half or so...
     

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