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- Zero fill of HDD
November 22, 2005, 4:53 am
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Re: Zero fill of HDD
Nope, it's similar wear as if you had the drive set up to do
continual reading and writing like the video capture and
editing jobs. It'll wear out a driver faster than if it
were just sitting there idle, but if you can't even do what
you want with a drive for fear of wearing it out, what point
was there to having it at all?
I'd have to wonder though, why you would need to do a lot of
zero filling. Even if you had the drive dedicated to a
testbed where there was a constant need for data
replacement, zero-filling shouldn't be necessary unless
you're really, really, paranoid.