Seti@home/Monitor Sleep/Drive Spin Down?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by kettle, May 14, 2002.

  1. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    I was wondering if there was a way of running at night without wearing out my Hard drive? Maybe like a Ram Disk in the old world?

    Thanks in advance..:)
  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA
    Consider this... hard drive life is rated in tens of thousands of running hours. That usually equates to several years (typically a minimum of 5 years). That is also of constant running hours, so running it a few days at a time won't kill your drive. Unless you don't have it protected from power fluctuations, and get a spike. Get a UPS (with power conditioning) and you should be fine.

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