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I'm using deep freeze so that I could mess up with my computer. And just reboot then everything will be fine again. But recently my laptop hard disk failed(Its more than 2 years old). I don't really have evidence if deep freeze has somehow contributed to the hastening of the disk failure. I was just using it on one partition so that I could download and commit files on that partition. While the default, if you have already tried it, protects 2 partitions. Can you enlighten me on this one, because I really think that deep freeze is the one that cause the hdd failure. Is there any application that works like deep freeze which is more safer.

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because I really think that deep freeze is the one that cause the hdd failure.

Software can't create a mechanical failure in the hard disk. However, using something like DeepFreeze would increase the use of the drive to some extent and speed up the eventual failure of the disk (it wouldn't speed it up significantly though, if you used DeepFreeze for two weeks and your drive failed in the second week it was probably going to fail then anyway).

Is there any application that works like deep freeze which is more safer.

Disk protection comes at the cost of extra disk reads and writes, which accelerate drive failure. If you want alternatives, try Windows SteadyState for Windows XP or Vista.

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What failure you mean? Filesystem corruption or physical failure? Bugs in such software could cause data loss but not the physical failure )

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Though heavy I/O could certainly shorten the life of the drive. –  user3463 Oct 17 '10 at 8:29
    
Maybe he/she's talking about Deep Freeze, Faronic's Mac application suite. –  JFW Oct 17 '10 at 8:30
    
hard disk failure because of too many bad sectors –  soul Oct 17 '10 at 8:48
    
In case of laptop harddrives breakage after 2+ years is not surprising. Especially if you didn't clean laptop's cooling system from time to time. –  stim Oct 17 '10 at 9:34
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