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August 28, 2012, 08:04 AM
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IMO, the less heat and dust, the better. I turn my PCs off anytime I won't be using them for several hours. In my experience, this results in greater longevity of mechanical components.
I believe the biggest factors in hdd failure remain usage and age, not on-off cycles. That hard drives tend to fail on start/spin-ups does not mean that's what predicated the failure. But I should say it's been a long time since I looked into the topic.
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