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Hi, I was wondering how much vibration can a standard 2.5" HDD withstand? Like I always hear about how moving your HDD while on will damage it, but then I always see people with laptops always moving and changing the orientation (most likely not SSD). I am curious because I just got a Lenovo X220T (convertible laptop) and am concerned about whether to use a SSD or M-Sata SSD + HDD, and I imagine I will be shifting a lot while it is on, as I plan to be using it in my arms. Thanks!
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it's hard to say whether any one session of moving around will cause damage, but generally, you're better off staying put when using a hdd. when I had a hdd in my x220, I always put it in hibernate if i moved around, but now that I've swapped it out for a ssd, I move around with it on all the time

tl;dr generally the hdd can withstand movement, but you're just increasing the wear by moving around. msata arent much cheaper anyways, so if you are not concerned with space just get a single ssd
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