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libervisco's picture
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My sisters have a new hard drive now and since they don't need this old Maxtor with 15GB I have put it in my computer, at least to play with it and for some data that's on it. Extra space can't hurt either.

It's apparently much older though (and noisier) than my primary disk (which is set as master) so I'm wondering if that can in any weird way affect the performance of another disk and the system overall?

What if, for example, that old one breaks and my system gets frozen in the meantime? Could that somehow add some damage to the newer one too?

I would guess not, but I'm not too much of a hardware expert so second opinion would be welcome. Smiling

Thank you

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Seems unlikely

I don't see why it would.

dylunio's picture
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If the old one breaks then

If the old one breaks then the kernel will have trouble mounting it/writing to it, and it only. I don't see it messing with the other hard drive.

dylunio

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If your disk is slow and

If your disk is slow and noisy, you should put some graphite powder in it, for sparkling performance Laughing out loud .

(Don't try this at home.)

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As for making the hardrive

As for making the hardrive less noisy etc. you may want to look into the hdpram program.

dylunio

free-zombie's picture
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that's hdparm for everyone

that's hdparm for everyone who hasn't got newborn own harddiskies.

libervisco's picture
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Thanks guys. I'll play a

Thanks guys. Smiling

I'll play a bit with hdparm. Since it's an old disk I have a bit of leverage for experimenting, not that I'm looking to break it. Sticking out tongue

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Oops!
free-zombie wrote:

that's hdparm for everyone who hasn't got newborn own harddiskies.

Oops! My bad.

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