- Feb 15, 2014
Generally, the default for many/most BIOS's that have it, is 3 seconds. If it is the default, it is pretty hard for it to "stop working." I have never seen it "stop working," but I am just one data point around many systems from many vendors.
most of the large computer vendors do not size that way (guessing)
To suggest empirical measurements are better than actual measurements
empirical (not comparable)
- Pertaining to or based on experience.
- Pertaining to, derived from, or testable by observations made using the physical senses or using instruments which extend the senses.
- (philosophy of science) Verifiable by means of scientific experimentation.
To randomly say, "You should never rely on staggered spinup." just said, "Do not trust BIOS and many of the settings can randomly change on you."