Smart safe Computing or a good way to kill both hard-dives ?

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  1. TwistedWire

    TwistedWire Registered Member

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    Hi I have seen set up that was interesting
    Woman I know Installed Windows updated it installed Firefox CCleaner Defraggler.

    Installed updated scanned and uninstalled one at a time with Pervix hit man pro SAS,Malware bytes, Avira free , Emsisoft Emergency Kit , installed a Image backup program
    Backed up the computer to a portable hard-drive incremental backup on demand With Windows updated firefox CCleaner Defraggler only left on it .
    She restores the computer every morning to the clean image from the backup drive the only thing she adds to the image is updated for windows and firefox CCleaner Defraggler .
    So I was wondering Smart safe Computing or a good way to kill both hard-drives ?

    Is this total over kill ?
    And given the amount of restores 365 a year how long before she needs new hard-drives?
     
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  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Total would be an understatement.
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Tell her that unless she wants a dead hard drive (maybe 2), only restore when problems occur.
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    I wouldn't do it but I don't think it is dangerous. My test computer has put up with 5 to 10 restores a day for the last few years. No issues.
     
  5. wat0114

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    I kick the living daylights out of a couple of my h/drives, although not quite once/day, with restores and even partitioning operations with no ill effects yet.
     
  6. Dark Shadow

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    And totally unnecessary.
     
  7. LenC

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    Tell her to use a product like Returnil if she is really obsessed with keeping a "like-new" hard drive.
     
  8. MrBrian

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    From Google's paper "Failure Trends in a Large Disk Drive Population" (hxxp://labs.google.com/papers/disk_failures.pdf):

     
  9. TwistedWire

    TwistedWire Registered Member

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    Thanks for the reply's

    Well she has been doing this for over year or so,
    I did say to her she should use Returnil or Rollback Rx but she says that
    she is happy with her set up as it is , and so 365 + restores.
    and as far as i can see her pc is ruining better and faster than mine.
    but i would not do what she has done and it may be her undoing or not.

    Again thanks for the information
     
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