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Quick question about EHDDs

#1Ryyaann_Is_BandPosted 9/20/2013 1:26:29 PM
Is it technically "bad" to run things off of them (ex. movies, TV shows) in the long run?

For some reason I have it in my head that it somehow degrades an EHDD over time if stuff in ran on it continuously. Would it be better overall just to transfer X back onto the computer's HDD if I was looking for prolonged usage?
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#2JKatarnPosted 9/20/2013 1:45:11 PM
Why would it be? Differing file systems and interface aside, external hard-drives are mechanically identical to internal drives.
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#3LordSeiferPosted 9/20/2013 2:16:05 PM
its literally just a harddrive that is outside your case, there is no other difference
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#4Knight2520Posted 9/20/2013 2:36:14 PM
Ryyaann_Is_Band posted...
For some reason I have it in my head that it somehow degrades an EHDD over time if stuff in ran on it continuously.



No more than it would an internal hard drive.
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#5Orestes417Posted 9/20/2013 2:45:35 PM
It's only an issue if your enclosure isn't up to snuff as far as cooling goes
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#6WyzeGyePosted 9/20/2013 3:07:10 PM
or if you're running usb 1
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