Friday, May 11, 2007

Get cool and kill your Hard drive!!

Its summer time and my list of woes seems to get longer by the day. Here's something I picked up on the Inquirer, It seems turning on your air conditioner can create a power surge strong enough to knock out your hard drive!

[...]Ben Carmitchel, president of ESS Data Recovery said that his company is run off its feet in summer months and it is not because air conditioners are allowing computers to overheat.
He told
Associated Content that he sees a 20 per cent increase in failed hard drives hitting our lab in the summer because of the power surges caused by air conditioners.[...]

Source: Inquirer

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