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[filmscanners] RE: HD failure [was RE: keeping the 16bit scans}

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of
> Kapetanakis, Constantine
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 5:47 AM
> To: frankparis@comcast.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] RE: HD failure [was RE: keeping the
> 16bit scans}
> I am not sure where people get the impression that by not
> switching equipment "off" they will extend its life. For
> 99.9% of the time that is false. Equipment fails from either
> "random stresses","manufacturing defects" and "wear-out".
> When any equipment is turned off is NOT subjected to any
> external stresses, wear-out is pushed further out etc. As a
> reliability engineer i have not run across a case where
> leaving equipment "ON" improved its life.

Here I thought all these years that the problems stemmed from when
equipment is turned back ON, not when it's turned off.

Frank Paris

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