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> Eight Ways To Kill Your HDD, About what NOT to do to prolong HDD life

raifalove
post Oct 24 2016, 06:29 PM

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Your casing cooling system sucks!

Another reason shortening your hard disk life
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post Nov 2 2016, 08:02 PM

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QUOTE(lex @ Jun 8 2005, 11:34 PM)
Reference: Eight Ways To Kill Your HDD (Part 2) http://www.lostcircuits.com/advice/ibm_maxtor/4.shtml
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Thanks a lots for a tips or idea.
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post Dec 30 2016, 12:58 AM

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Wow this thread is not even relevant anymore.
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post Jul 29 2017, 11:27 AM

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shifus here, can i use a laptop 2.5 HDD on my itx desktop ?? any cons ?? because my casing is too small for a 3.55's
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QUOTE(Corsair0418 @ Jul 29 2017, 11:27 AM)
shifus here, can i use a laptop 2.5 HDD on my itx desktop ?? any cons ?? because my casing is too small for a 3.55's
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should be no problem as long as its secure in your casing.


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post Sep 3 2017, 10:16 AM

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QUOTE(lex @ Jun 8 2005, 11:34 PM)

Vibrations, Mortal Enemies of HDDs

Less dramatic but likewise common is the drumming on a somewhat fragile desk or bouncing of objects like bouncing balls of computer cases or simply hitting the case with the vacuum cleaner. This kind of scenario can cause vibrations that are the worst possible scenario for any HDD. If a drive can sustain a shock of 30-50G, the tolerance towards vibrations is usually only 1% of the shock tolerance. Typical values are in the order of 0.5-0.7G. It is happening every day. Transporting systems back and forth to LAN parties falls into the same category, in cases like that I always remove the HDD and transport it separately.
Informative and interesting. One thing I have always wanted to find out and settle. Hope that you can help me.

Referring to the above vibration, my Dell desktop is sitting on the table together with the 2 side speakers and a subwoofer (part of the Dell package) and also 2 WD NAS HDD.

I do turn up the speakers volume (subwoofer as well) when the music is nice. Will that resulting vibration cause any problem to the PC and NAS HDD? Or too small to be of concern?

Thanks.
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post Nov 10 2017, 08:44 PM

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QUOTE(plumberly @ Sep 3 2017, 10:16 AM)
Informative and interesting. One thing I have always wanted to find out and settle. Hope that you can help me.

Referring to the above vibration, my Dell desktop is sitting on the table together with the 2 side speakers and a subwoofer (part of the Dell package) and also 2 WD NAS HDD.

I do turn up the speakers volume (subwoofer as well) when the music is nice. Will that resulting vibration cause any problem to the PC and NAS HDD? Or too small to be of concern?

Thanks.
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Just a small vibration won't do issue to HDD i guess...

Unless your woofer sound so loud that your PC started to bounce laugh.gif
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post Nov 10 2017, 09:30 PM

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QUOTE(syirbiznatch @ Nov 10 2017, 08:44 PM)
Just a small vibration won't do issue to HDD i guess...

Unless your woofer sound so loud that your PC started to bounce  laugh.gif
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Hope not. Can feel slight vibration on the table with the sub woofer on. Thing is, how much vibration is OK. Hard to tell.
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post Nov 10 2017, 11:22 PM

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QUOTE(plumberly @ Nov 10 2017, 09:30 PM)
Hope not. Can feel slight vibration on the table with the sub woofer on. Thing is, how much vibration is OK. Hard to tell.
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Ya normally modern type HDD can cope with a bit of vibration..
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post Jan 8 2018, 10:01 PM

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Thanks alot for this tips
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post Feb 10 2018, 11:22 PM

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i wonder does the orientation of hdd will affect its life. commonly, hdd is installed horizontally in the casing.

i have a modified casing which my hdd stands vertically instead of horizontally.

(horizontally = the bigger surface, hdd top/bottom is facing gravity)
(vertically = the smaller surface, hdd side is facing gravity)

any thoughts?

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