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Authored by: justzisguy on Oct 11, '05 11:25:04PM

Pardon my ignorance, but what kind of UPS would kill hardware? Does it not simply turn off once the voltage is ready to dip? Data corruption sure, but I too haven't seen any hardware death as a result of a UPS. Brownouts OTOH, sure.



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Authored by: lionel77 on Oct 13, '05 05:33:46PM

It's not the UPS killing the hardware, it's the sudden loss of power.
If your hard drive is writing or reading while the power supply is interrupted there is a good chance that you get a head crash and the hard drive becomes physically damaged.



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Authored by: mauricev on Dec 13, '05 08:04:16AM

Actually, there is virtually no possibility this could occur. When the power is cut to a drive, it automatically parks the head.



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