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Nothing is going to happen to any harddrive unless it is repeatedly made to spin up and spin down( In most cases).

Just let it run and make sure it remains below 50C. You'll be fine for the next couple of years. smile.gif

I still have an old seagate 4.3GB from my PII in '97 that runs fine. Another Seagate IDE 80GB thats running fine.
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Originally Posted by chip94 View Post

Nothing is going to happen to any harddrive unless it is repeatedly made to spin up and spin down( In most cases).
Just let it run and make sure it remains below 50C. You'll be fine for the next couple of years. smile.gif
I still have an old seagate 4.3GB from my PII in '97 that runs fine. Another Seagate IDE 80GB thats running fine.

Dude, you have too much storage space! lachen.gif
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Dude, you have too much storage space! lachen.gif

I haven't updated my sig in a while. Got to add another 500GB Blue and a 1TB Green!

And yeah the 4.3GB Seagate comes handy! Stores a couple of mp3's biggrin.gif
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Eh. No. As in too much space and you are storing sheet redface.gif
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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

That setup is just fine. That way the windows drive doesnt go at full speed all the time.
Also make sure to turn off "sleep mode" in windows control panel.

sleep mode will make your hdd stop spinning when its not doing anything, then start spinning again when a download resumes.
Turning it off and on again multiple times is bad for the drive, its better to keep it spinning for an entire year.

With good care, i can safely say your drive can last for a decade. My oldest working drive is a Seagate 20GB currently in a pentium IV rig.
I have some 500mb drives but cant be bothered to still use them lol
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