How long should i keep my external hard drive running for?

By efh
Nov 27, 2005
  1. Should i only have the external hard drive running as long as i need it and shut it off when i'm not using it?
  2. Carobu

    Carobu TS Rookie

    I don't think it matters it the same as the hard drive in your computer case execpt it is externel and has a larger outer casing around it feel free to turn it off when your not using it it might extend the life of the drive but I don't think it matters.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Spinning hard drives up and down actually shortens their lifrespan..
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