ParkIt Hard Drive Park Program

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chuckphd53
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ParkIt Hard Drive Park Program

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I decided to use the PARKIT program each time I shut down my JR with the JRIDE..

After having both a DOM and Maxtor HD get corrupted, I decided moving forward I would try parking the heads before shutdown..
Why: I am just concerned that at power up the heads sitting over my last area of work on the hard drive will get glitched.

Paranoid, maybe. but both times I had corrupted data, it was the area/files that I last worked on when the Jr was shut down.

I know the newer drives do not suffer from heads crashing like the Pre-90's drives.

I will keep an eye on this and make sure I have backups...

I wonder if the Racore /Rapport systems and other JR HD addons had ever seen this corruption activity.
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Chuck. I wonder if your are shutting down too soon after saving a file. Some systems cache writes to disk. If something on your system is doing this, shutting down without giving it some idle time to write the data can corrupt files. I seem to have a vague recollection of this issue from years ago. I think it was smart drive (smartdrv.exe or smartdrv.sys).
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I do have smartdrv enabled .... I think will have to ck tonight....but this is good info...
and I do sometimes turn off quickly...
ie...
save files in TP7, Exit TP7 , then hit the off switch...
seems like enough time but you may be right !!..
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