Put hard disk(s) to sleep when possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rawdawg, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    A lot of "too sleep or shut down" resurrected questions lately. How about this one?

    Years ago it was rumored spinning down was bad for hard disk head's. Of course there would be the obvious energy being wasted keeping them spinning all the time. I've been looking around to see if there's been any new opinions or new technologies that have changed. Obviously I'm talking about HDD's (not SSD's).

    Would it the opinion be the same for single versus RAID disks? I have a 2 drive RAID 0.
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

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    I would think that sleep would be better b\c most of the time you are working from the ram..so the hd would be spinning yet doing nothing
     
  3. rawdawg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There was an opinion years past that you should never spin down your HDD. Is this no longer the case?
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Well, you'd think HDD designers would keep in mind that users will apply these sorts of settings.
     

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