Giveaway of the Day - HDDlife for Notebooks
HDDLife for Notebooks is a real-time hard drive monitoring utility with alerts, malfunction protection and data loss prevention functions. This hard drive inspector is a proactive hard drive failure detection system which manages all of your hard drive risks."
I have for sometime now been telling my family members to be careful about using their notebook mobility with some care.
I mean it's so easy to bring it onto your bed and fall asleep with it on, or for that matter, use it for an extended period while having it sit on your mattress, sofa etc.
But have you noticed that laptops have ventilation holes at the bottom of their casings.
The soft mattress can really block these causing a progressive deterioration of the hardware and maybe cause a catastrophic harddisk failure (through over-heating) or worse still, cause the battery to catch fire (maybe explode) - what with the recent massive battery recall becoming a distant memory.
One way of having your cake and eating it is to use a hard surface (maybe a board - I use a strong plastic box lid [flameable !!!] that will not obstruct the vents). And I make sure my laptop is set to standby or hibernate if there's prolonged period of inactivity)
Now maybe I'm paranoid - but who knows - But here's a freebie to confirm this - HDDlife for Notebooks - I think it will measure the temperature of the Notebook harddisk too.