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[filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans; now=HD longevityOT



> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk 
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of Robert Logan
> Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 8:06 AM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: keeping the 16bit scans; now=HD 
> longevityOT
> 
> 
> owenpevans wrote:
> [chop]
> > day. It was replaced under warranty and at the suggestion of the 
> > technician, I have left the computer on 24/7 for the past 
> 30 months. 
> > The only time I shut down is for a reboot after a software 
> upgrade or 
> > when I lose the connection on my internet cable.
> 
> assuming you would use the computer for 12 hours
> a day normally, the computer using 200W over those 12.
> 1 Kw Hour = 10p say.
> 1 day = 12*200/1000 = 2.4 Kw hours
> 300 days = 720 Kw hours = 7200p = 72
> 
> I think I'd go for the spare HD. And perhaps save
> the environment a tad too (yes - the 2nd HD has
> enviro impact ...)
> 
> I think my PC uses quite a bit more than 200W as well.
> Im assuming you never let the disks spin down, so the
> Powersave features arent affecting the drives?

It's the rate we use power, not the absolute cost over a year or 10
years or 100 years that has an impact. That's a miniscule rate compared
to driving back and forth to work for example, so I don't consider
myself an energy hog letting my computer run 24/7.

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