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Old 10-28-2009, 02:10 PM   #1
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LXer: Google Says Hot Is Better, and 4 Other Ways to Reduce Hard Disk Failures

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Surprisingly, running hard disks warmer rather than colder makes them last longer, and putting new disks in a nursery makes all of them happier. Paul Rubens shares these other simple tips for getting the most out of your hard disks.

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I don't like their "Better too hot than too cool" conclusion. What about error rate, I thought that was affected by temperature. And, from their data and graphs, I'd say that a medium or normal temperature would be the best to keep it at, around 35 +- 5 C.


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