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Power management query-hard disks etc

By Ronnielove ·
I have a windows 98 system is there anything diastrously wrong with taking the default setting for Home/Office desk power scheme.
By this I mean, if I set the hard disk to turn off after a certain time and the system standby to take effect after a certain time, am I damaging the disk or anything else in any way? I am aware that this setting is OK for the monitor it is OK, but what about the other options.
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Power management query-hard disks etc

by TheChas In reply to Power management query-ha ...

The impact on the other hardware depends on the amount of idle time, and how often you wake up the PC just after it spins down the hard drives.

If the PC typically sets for an hour or more AFTER the drives spin down, there should be no problem.
The reduced heat in the case may even extend the life of the PC.

If the PC sets for less than 15 minutes after spinning down the drives, then you may be increasing wear on the platter bearings.

Another issue with suspend is that some systems donot power back up properly and can be a bit sluggish after being in suspend mode.

Chas

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