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Old 09-02-2006, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am constantly downloading things 24/7 I reboot the computer every day but then immeditly begin downloading again. I have a generic hard drive that came with my computer. My question is, does this usage of my hard drive break it down?I realize that a hard drive will break down over time anyways but am I significally breaking it faster or are hard drives designed to withstand that load?
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well you would figure...since it is mechanical...it has moving parts...and like any other thing with moving parts the more it's used the faster it will go out....but thats just my theory
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That's a pretty heavy load, i'd say you're definitely heading towards an early hd death. How early is impossible to determine, though.
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ur gonna overheat ur reading/writing neddles in ur HD if they overheat they will eventually start sticking to the disks and that will cause failure
(happened to my Maxtor)
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i suggest getting a hard drive cooler or at least some airflow going over it to prevent damage from all that usage.
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Old 09-03-2006, 04:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine run since 2 years now 24/7 and it run perfectly.
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