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Message 762 - Posted: 13 Jul 2018, 19:57:29 UTC

After deleting the old project and adding the new Collatz, I noticed constant HDD usage - my HDD blinks 2 times per second for hours. I checked in resource monitor - collatz_sieve_1.40_windows_x86_64.exe was constantly writing on my drive. When I pause the task HDD is working normal. It wasn't like that with the old project. Can you fix this, because if not, I have to shut it down - I don't want to wear out my drive. Thanks.
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Message 1024 - Posted: 11 Sep 2018, 22:01:08 UTC - in response to Message 762.  

It is HHD is used for rea and write and it uses also on not opening up new programs
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Message 1028 - Posted: 12 Sep 2018, 11:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 762.  
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After deleting the old project and adding the new Collatz, I noticed constant HDD usage - my HDD blinks 2 times per second for hours. I checked in resource monitor - collatz_sieve_1.40_windows_x86_64.exe was constantly writing on my drive. When I pause the task HDD is working normal. It wasn't like that with the old project. Can you fix this, because if not, I have to shut it down - I don't want to wear out my drive. Thanks.


Go into the Boinc Manager and change the checkpoint settings to 900 seconds. Options, computing preferences, computing tab, bottom line. Be sure to click ok to save the setting.

One other thought is that SSD drives don't 'wear out', they are memory chips so can fail but not 'wear out' since there's no moving parts.
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Message 1097 - Posted: 29 Sep 2018, 7:10:11 UTC - in response to Message 1028.  

... noticed constant HDD usage - my HDD blinks 2 times per second for hours ...


... One other thought is that SSD drives don't 'wear out' ...


Perhaps he is actually using HDDs - not SSDs ?

Even if he uses HDDs - they are pretty good these days and very cheap (in case of "death") !

Happy crunching ...
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Message 1170 - Posted: 16 Oct 2018, 18:25:19 UTC - in response to Message 1097.  
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...Even if he uses HDDs - they are pretty good these days and very cheap (in case of "death") !

Happy crunching ...

I beg to differ... 6 Mos ago, in a 2 Month Period my family had THREE Western Digital Hard Drives FAIL, and two of them one week apart! One WD Black 1TB SATA Drive, One WD Blue 1TB SATA Drive, and One WD Blue 512GB SATA Laptop Drive!!! :-O :-(

The first drive to Fail was my 2 Yr Old WD Black 1TB SATA Drive, approx. two months later my dad's WD Blue 1TB SATA Drive failed, AND ONE WEEK Later his ASUS Laptop WD Blue 512GB SATA Drive Failed. Dad's machines were also approx 2 Yrs. Old.

When dad's Laptop Drive failed, I consulted my local Computer Parts Source and they informed me that Consumer Grade Drives "...No longer use Server parts, and thus have been FAILING faster over the recent years." The answer from them IS to move to SSDs. They recommend Samsung 850/860 Pro, 860 EVO, and the newer M.2 960 Pro and EVO Line. These all have 5 Year Warranty, (as does WD for Hard Drives), and as stated - SSDs have NO moving parts!

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As we already replaced two of the HDs with NEW HDs, when the Laptop Failed we opted to get that replaced with the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD.


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