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Old August 26th 03, 09:30 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Michael
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I'm about to move home over quite a distance. Is there a "shut down"
procedure to protect the HDD in the machine or is it just OK to turn off
and unplug.

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Old August 27th 03, 07:46 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Terry Eden
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Michael wrote:
I'm about to move home over quite a distance. Is there a "shut down"
procedure to protect the HDD in the machine or is it just OK to turn
off and unplug.


You can put it in standby if you like... but it won't do any good. Unplug
it at the wall and leave it for five minutes to let the discs stop spinning.

Terry


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Old August 27th 03, 12:42 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
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Terry Eden wrote:

leave it for five minutes to let the discs stop spinning.


Five minutes!!

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Old August 28th 03, 08:38 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.video.pvr
Jomtien
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Terry Eden wrote:

leave it for five minutes to let the discs stop spinning.


Five minutes!!


Or however long it takes you to pack everything else.

I left mine for five and it survived a bumpy cross country ride.


Modern drives are self-parking (do they even respond to the "park"
command any more?) and should spin down within a couple of seconds.
Given that they all get moved around the world after manufacture, and
some get delivered by a postman, which must be worse, I doubt that any
car trip would damage them.

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