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Old February 10, 2010, 07:58 PM
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This should prolong hdd's life. Now be able to turn off drives when not in use.
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Old February 10, 2010, 08:08 PM
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it can be something good for dual booting. and drive you use occasionally.

but Sorry I will never turn my drive off. they run day and night. I really don't like the cycle on/off with HD, I have 3 HD here on my server that was turn off may be 1 hour in the last 5 years......

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Old February 10, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Well for me I want Win7 and Ubuntu so with this I could turn off hdd's not using, right?
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Old February 10, 2010, 09:05 PM
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Well for me I want Win7 and Ubuntu so with this I could turn off hdd's not using, right?


It should boot on the one connected. it avoid the problem related to dual booting on the same disk for sure. you can even put a small disk with XP by example , or another disk for suspicious download. so may use to a such device.


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Old February 10, 2010, 09:14 PM
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rant about shutting down after was not quite polite to live it as first reply to you fine discovery [/quote]

That's okay I did not even notice.
For duel booting this should work great, I never turn my system off either.
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Old February 10, 2010, 09:21 PM
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That's okay I did not even notice.
For duel booting ........
you call it ok , look at the way you spell dual... I start to be worry what it's a duel of boot ..we kick each other until one die
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Old February 10, 2010, 09:25 PM
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LOL Well I got size 10's You a funny guy MarkOne
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Old February 11, 2010, 12:29 PM
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there's a delicate balance when it comes to what ruins HDD life. On the one hand, by switching it on and off, it's total hours are lower. On the other hand, the wear and tear of start and stop (and small surge of voltage every time) will take its toll as well. Just buy WD Green Drives that spin down to a very low power state.
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Old February 11, 2010, 03:51 PM
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On dual os one set could be off a week or two at a time, so would this then not be worth it?
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I don't think this is worth it period, HDDs are pretty energy efficient as it is.
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