Server HDD - always on?

Server HDD - always on? Have built a server and I want to know if the disks should be running always or to let them spin down...? My take on it is that most wear will take place during spin up/spin down so they should be always on, anyone have any opinions?

geek_ladaspeed, Oct 7, 6:46 pm

Depends on how much it's being accessed. If it might be inactive for hours at a time you may as well let the disks power down.

geek_vtecintegra, Oct 7, 6:48 pm

It dont really matter severs are made for that sort of thing

geek_keegan27, Oct 8, 10:58 pm

Servers have server grade disks but my question is - is a desktop (which is what I assume the OP has built) with desktop-grade disks and components really made for having the disks spin 24/7?

geek_dunedin_ree, Oct 8, 11:03 pm

Yea even desktop hard dives can spin 24/7 but i cundnt imagine the eletirc bill

geek_keegan27, Oct 8, 11:06 pm

I know they can I was asking if it was a sensible idea to do so.

geek_dunedin_ree, Oct 8, 11:07 pm

Yea it is a good idea ...

geek_keegan27, Oct 8, 11:55 pm