[LINK] Leave on, or turn off?

Stewart Fist stewart_fist at optusnet.com.au
Fri Dec 1 17:49:23 AEDT 2006

Kim wrote:

> Actually this is where the turning on and off argument kicks in.  The
> heads hit the disk *every time* the disk stops spinning.  Modern
> disks have a "parking area" for the heads and will put the heads
> there even in the event if a power cut but the heads still hit the
> disk as I understand it.

I'm pretty sure that when they 'park the head', they actually park the arm.
The head hangs free.

There's no way they'd let the head touch the platter, IMHO.

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