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Friday, November 17, 2006

Avoiding the Heartbreak of Notebook Hard Drive Failure

Your notebook's hard disk drive will fail some time and unfortunately, there's nothing you can do about it. Here's an article that will tell you what you, hard disk designers and operating system architects can do to lessen the impact of drive failure.

Most notebook drive failures fit into two categories: Heat and physical failure. First, heat is unavoidable, it is not possible to mount three 120 mm fans on a notebook and still have it be a notebook. Second, notebook drives are not designed for 24x7 operation, it's more like eights hours a day (8x7) typically.

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