Using a drive for a Bell 6131 receiver ( pvr )

Since Bell recommends disabling the Sleep mode when using it as a PVR, will this cause premature wear on the drive?

Because of modern low-friction bearings and lubricants, once you get the disk spinning up to speed, it takes very little energy to keep it spinning. However, after you turn the disk off and let it spin down, it requires quite a bit of energy to rapidly bring it back up to operating velocity, and puts the disk under strain of acceleration. So in the case of a PVR, where the hard drive will be accessed frequently, it might actually help to disable the sleep mode.

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