Prolonging Drive's lifetime

vbimport

#1

I spoke with Sony technical support recently and he recommended that the DVDRW drives are not supporsed to be turned on when I don’t use it for period of time e.g. 24/7 or overnight.

He mentioned that the average lifetime is about 1 1/2 year, which is true for my 510UL ~ 14 months.

Any take on this one?


#2

Most have a MTBF spec of around 15000 hours and 1 1/2 years is about right. These drives are measured in on time not just burning time so I would agree with your post. Of course, if your computer is only on 8 hours a day you will get closer to 5 years. The drives in my tower are on much less so they will last forever.


#3

Thanks for the info… my old drive can read just fine, but burning has lots of issues.