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Possible care for Hard drive for a longer life???

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can any one give me some good tips for care of hard drive so that can last longer
actually my pc run most of the time because i like to download stuff from the internet all the time,LCD will be off and pc will be running and downloading stuff so i need some advice for making hard disk life longer
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The only way to make something last longer is to use it less...
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then why buy it??? if we should use it less?
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1. use a quality psu, a good psu will increase the lifespan of all your parts
2. keep the harddrive temps at optimal range, between 30c to 38c
3. use a separate harddrive for your downloading.

my old drives from year 2007 are still working great after 5 years and my pc was running almost 24/7
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

1. use a quality psu, a good psu will increase the lifespan of all your parts
2. keep the harddrive temps at optimal range, between 30c to 38c
3. use a separate harddrive for your downloading.
my old drives from year 2007 are still working great after 5 years and my pc was running almost 24/7

Thats a good tip but if i have like 2 hard drives in pc one with window and data and second for downloading then you know both hard drive will be stay put 24/7 and i have good psu of antec
post #6 of 15
Keep it cool but not too cool, just a fan blowing over them should be fine (they really don't need much, extra heatsinks etc are unnecessary).
Handle them with care. Get multiple drives and put them in a RAID config for redudancy if the data is that important.
Other than that: buy a quality drive and a quality PSU. A good PSU will have low ripple. Nothing more you can do really.
Not shortstroking it with multiple partitions might help as well I suppose since the head won't have to jump as much. But that's merely speculation on my part.

HDDs can last a very long time. I wouldn't worry too much about it. A long time ago I had some 80 GB Maxtor drives fail but since then I have only used Western Digital and Seagate. My 4 160 GB Seagates which I only recently replaced are still in excellent condition, even after running in a RAID0 with heavy usage for a long time.
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He is writing to the drives ~24/7...I assume "downloading" is more than, say, youtube..
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yes i usually use my computer for 24/7 downloading purpose and i really need some solution because i dont want to lose my data
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Another suggestion would be to buy enterprise class drives.
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in our country torrent is legal so i always download heavy size torrent
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