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August 4th, 2009, 12:14 AM
Hi All,

About a year ago, there was much talk on these fora regarding the 'clicking' noises in hard discs and how there were different methods to 'cure' it. My question is, does parking a hard disc during operation actually reduce its life expectancy? As I am looking to keep this feature switched on for my laptop in order to protect it from moderate shocks, I have another question: will parking the heads actually offer any enhanced protection to data in the case of these moderate shocks?

I currently have my hard drive 'spin-down' in battery-mode to save power.