[RC5] MacOS X - Hard disk sleep

Fuzzy Logic fuzzman at m-net.arbornet.org
Tue Jun 12 06:56:19 EDT 2001

Yes and no.  It is bad to let the hard drive sleep if it will usually be
pulled out of sleep soon.  However, if it will sleep for several hours
before waking, it is better to let it sleep.

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On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Basil A. Daoust wrote:

> I've actually heard that its worse to let your drive stop and start
> but that may only be valid on older drives.  It had something to do
> with the head bouncing every time it slows down or something.
> This is probably another urban legend though.
> Basil

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