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External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ucfmoe, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. ucfmoe

    ucfmoe Regular member

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    Is it a bad idea to leave me external hard drive plugged in and running all the time, I don't think it has a sleep feature, but it does have a power switch.

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    Not really, assuming you can live with the noise. If anything hard drives live longer left on 24/7 than powered on and off regularly. This of course assuming they're not overheating. As long as you use a decent enclosure that won't be an issue.
     
  3. ucfmoe

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    Thanks, its a WD Elements 500GB, doesn't seem to get too hot and its pretty quiet compared to some of the other ones I've heard, thanks for all your help.
     

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