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I am surprised you guys here at OC.net did not figure out a way to overclock a hard drive. Just think about it if you have a 7200 rpm HDD you can make it 10,000 rpm
 
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It can be done, but I dont think thats how it works...

On top of that, most of us have our operating systems and lots of valuable stuff on our hard drives, if they were to fail completely we would be screwed - and people who have dedicated hdds for operating systems and games where it would come in handy, probably have an SSD so dont need to worry...

It can be done, but I dont think its a good idea personally.
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It can be done, but I dont think thats how it works...

On top of that, most of us have our operating systems and lots of valuable stuff on our hard drives, if they were to fail completely we would be screwed - and people who have dedicated hdds for operating systems and games where it would come in handy, probably have an SSD so dont need to worry...

It can be done, but I dont think its a good idea personally.
I dont no why people dont try i mean most people have 2 3 500 - 1tb HDD drives and only Use 150 Gigs they should OC the other 1 or 2
 
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The read/write head and the controller have to be able to keep up.
I don't know a whole lot about the internals of HDDs but I imagine it's partly because instability would result in data loss rather than a reboot or BSOD.

Not to knock your idea as it would be an interesting thing to do and knowing the things you find on the internet, it wouldn't surprise me if someone had attempted this at some point.
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I dont no why people dont try i mean most people have 2 3 500 - 1tb HDD drives and only Use 150 Gigs they should OC the other 1 or 2
or RAID them or skip it all and pick up an ssd
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or RAID them or skip it all and pick up an ssd
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