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Parking the HD heads.

Hi:
In the days of the PC-XT and AT (8088 and 80286) certain programs had the ability of "parking" the heads of the hard drive. One did this when one was about to transport or move the PC from one place to another. In this way, one made minimal the probability of damaging the drive.

My question is: with a desktop computer such as those that are sold nowadays, is there such a thing as parking the HD heads or the like?

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Thank you very much for your reply. Regards,

Enrique.

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