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[filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans





>-----Original Message-----
>From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
>[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of LAURIE SOLOMON
>
>Yes, to a point, but turning the hard drive on and off (plugging and
>unplugging it) is also hard on the drive and causes wear which will result
>in the same impacts and outcomes.  Thus, you are merely trading one source
>of wear for another.  In the long run, I am not sure that either sources of
>wear result in making all that much of a contribution to drive failure or
>data loss as compared to other factors.

Well, I use the HD only once a week for backup so I think the wear off
turning the HD on and off once a week is less then having the HD spin for
the whole week. At least according to my gut feeling. Plus I turn the
computer off every night anyways as it uses up quite a bit of electricity.
Believe it or not but it makes a difference on the electricity bill.
Finally, as I said several times before there are other reasons for
unplugging the HD... I am not going to repeat myself again...

Robert

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