Re: SSD and hard disk power management
Every time I have experienced a hard drive failure, it is usually a logical failure. I have never seen the spindle motor go bad.
FWIW, I have built several machines that have been running continuously for over a year with no hard drive issues. Just remember that heat is the enemy. All of my machines have a fan blowing over the hard drive bays.
FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0