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Re: leaving computer on 24/7

On Thu, 2003-03-27 at 23:53, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 04:31:15PM -0600, Nathan E Norman (nnorman@incanus.net) wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 10:12:14PM +0000, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > Ah, the old "whack the drive case with a screwdriver handle" trick :-)
> How brutal!
> No, I pull the drives, give them a bunch of rapid half-spins about the
> major platter axis, and try powering them up.  Once they spin up, I let
> them run for a few minutes, then put them back on their rails in the
> case.  Usually they'll spin up again immediately after.

Gak!  That could get a bit time-consuming if your SAN has a dozen TB.
(With 75GB disks, that would be 160 spindles...)

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