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Old 09-02-2006, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does 24/7 hard drive usage break down hard drive

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 09-02-2006, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well you would figure...since it is 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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Old 09-03-2006, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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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, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mine run since 2 years now 24/7 and it run perfectly.

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