OT: Power Supplies

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Sep 19 16:16:24 EST 2002

On Thursday, September 19, 2002, at 03:31 , Damien Elmes wrote:

> I often find myself needing to access files when I'm elsewhere, so I 
> really
> value the ability to ssh back home. Some argue that the stress caused 
> on the
> PC each time you turn it on is worse than just leaving them on 24/7, 
> too.

I learned the hard way that once a hard drive has been spinning for a 
long time, it may not start if you stop it.

I had a machine with 180 days uptime.  I had to move house.  So I 
powered down the machine.  When I went to switch it on again, the drive 
spindle wouldn't start.  Upon opening it, I found the spindle was welded 
to the bearing.  I guess that's the difference between a consumer hard 
drive and a server hard drive.


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