Windows asked a poll on Facebook – When do you turn off your PC? Most people answered they never turned it off. I’m also one of these people. I set my PC to sleep mode after 45 minutes of idle. I use my PC all the day, leaving it in sleep mode while I sleep.
But some comments on the poll make me worry. They said it would hurt the hard drives. Is that true?
If yes, I’m thinking about using a live Linux USB. (Lubuntu/Ubuntu to be precise). I will run everything from my old unused USB, and leave the hard drives unmounted. I’ve downloaded my favourite software for offline usage, so there won’t be any problems. But I’m not sure whether it’ll spare the hard drives. They are not mounted, but I can see them in the file manager. Please let me whether it is a good idea or not.