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Preventing hard drive spindown

Everyone's complaining about the lag. Part of the lag is from the fact that the hard drive spins down to conserve power when not in use. Frankly, I'd rather have the hard drive spinning continuously if it meant less lag, even if I had to recharge it more often! Is there a software fix for this?

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SharkCache or RLock maybe cause some reset when you use your LifeDrive. In other word, SharkCache or RLock makes the LifeDrive unstable. It will conflict with some program you install in the LifeDrive. Speed or Stable ? You can judge by yourself.

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SharkCache or RLock maybe cause some reset when you use your LifeDrive. In other word, SharkCache or RLock makes the LifeDrive unstable. It will conflict with some program you install in the LifeDrive. Speed or Stable ? You can judge by yourself.

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