HDD Load cycles questions

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

  1. kthxbainao macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2010
    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...
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    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


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    if you have XCode installed just spotlight SpindownHD.
  5. kthxbainao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2010
    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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