It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:46 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Antec Solo II HD suspension bad for drives?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:00 pm
Posts: 33
Thanks in part to the great reviews here at SPCR, I just picked up an Antec Solo II.

The retail tech tried to talk me out of buying it, claiming that Solo II's HD suspension system increases the risk of HD failure.

He claimed that the vibration of the free-floating drive will cause the drive to be in constant motion and that this slight motion will stress the read/write heads of the drive, which will need to compensate for the motion, and that this extra stress will shorten the life of the drive.

Anyone heard this claim before or have any thoughts on it?

thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo II HD suspension bad for drives?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:20 am 
Offline
SPCR News Editor

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 2173
Location: TN, USA
scoring4film wrote:
Thanks in part to the great reviews here at SPCR, I just picked up an Antec Solo II.

The retail tech tried to talk me out of buying it, claiming that Solo II's HD suspension system increases the risk of HD failure.

He claimed that the vibration of the free-floating drive will cause the drive to be in constant motion and that this slight motion will stress the read/write heads of the drive, which will need to compensate for the motion, and that this extra stress will shorten the life of the drive.

Anyone heard this claim before or have any thoughts on it?

thanks!


It'll lower performance but not reliability. (slower random access times, long transfer rates will be essentially unchanged)

Depending on your fan positions, type, speeds, etcetera the suspended drive may be warmer or cooler than a drive in contact with the metal of the drive cage.

Don't worry about either, the effects on reliability are minimal to non existent.

_________________
.
Please put a country in your profile if you haven't already.
This site is international but I'll assume you are in the US if you don't tell me otherwise.
RAID levels thread http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=388987


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Antec Solo II HD suspension bad for drives?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:06 pm
Posts: 3395
Location: US
dhanson865 wrote:
It'll lower performance but not reliability.
Can you explain the cause and effect in a little more detail?

_________________
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
"Aristotle calls man the rational animal. All my life I have been seeking evidence to confirm this" Bertrand Russell
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former" Albert Einstein


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group