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how long to data last on an external hard drive?

#11ShubPosted 9/11/2013 7:46:06 PM
The drive itself could last a week or 10 years, that's impossible to predict... the data on the drive, however, should last forever, provided the drive continues to work fine.
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#12SteamsterPosted 9/11/2013 9:51:55 PM
Mine's been kicking for at least seven or eight years now.

I don't treat it particularly well either. It's been breathing in dust and Febreze for quite some time.