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Old 12-03-2008, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hard drive wear and tear?

So recently my FC2 stopped working for steam and I've been trying dozens of possible solution procedures by Valve which involves transfering a lot of the core steam engine files ( 10+ gigs ) and game folders around. My question is, is all this transfering copying/pasting files back and forth lowering the life span on my hard drive? My friends I hear are replacing hard drives all the time, but I never had to replace a dying hard drive yet, but maybe thats because I don't do very many file transfers like I'm forced to do now.

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I'd download seagate seatools and have it check for errors.

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IMO you have nothing to worry about. Hard drive life is measured in hours of use, not amount of file usage.
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