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Will new HDD be fine with 1TB download over night?

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Just now, Kanna said:

Yeah was just worried about wear or like heat even tho HDDs don't really get too warm

It's fine. 

Just got a new external HDD and I'm wondering would it be bad downloading like 1TB of games overnight?

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No? Why would it? It's designed to store things, so what good would it be if you can't store things on it? That includes transferring things to and from it. 

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1 minute ago, BondiBlue said:

No? Why would it? It's designed to store things, so what good would it be if you can't store things on it? That includes transferring things to and from it. 

Yeah was just worried about wear or like heat even tho HDDs don't really get too warm

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Just now, Kanna said:

Yeah was just worried about wear or like heat even tho HDDs don't really get too warm

It's fine. 

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1 hour ago, Kanna said:

Yeah was just worried about wear or like heat even tho HDDs don't really get too warm

Wear?  1tb won't impact a HDD even a tiny bit, do you realize how much a normal HDD reads and writes over time?

 

I know you know much more about PC's than this question indicates.  Worrying for no reason, all is well 🙂

 

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only problem with external drives like HDD, is about moving them when they are running?

Any issues that will be downloading for long times, is corruption if the power goes off or something.

 

Worse problem is fire safety, by leaving your whole PC on through the night. Also depends on your system or if you have a laptop, phones or other devices with a rechargeable battery for decently powerful devices. Just like with electronic heating devices.

 

Like your phone active or charging under your pillow and so on, that you can feel some phones get hot. 😏

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13 minutes ago, Quackers101 said:

only problem with external drives like HDD, is about moving them when they are running?

Valid. Avoid moving a spinning hard drive.

 

13 minutes ago, Quackers101 said:

Worse problem is fire safety, by leaving your whole PC on through the night. Also depends on your system or if you have a laptop, phones or other devices with a rechargeable battery for decently powerful devices. Just like with electronic heating devices.

What are you talking about? No. Downloading games overnight to an external hard drive is not even remotely a fire hazard; desktop, laptop, or otherwise. Leaving a computer running overnight is not a fire hazard.

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15 minutes ago, RAS_3885 said:

What are you talking about? No. Downloading games overnight to an external hard drive is not even remotely a fire hazard; desktop, laptop, or otherwise. Leaving a computer running overnight is not a fire hazard.

okey it was over-exaggeration about electronic devices being left on over the night. Didn't mean about the HDD, just that it "can" be another more worrying situation. I mean, there has been explosions like from small electric scooters and their battery that have burned a few houses. Just saying you can have a similar problem with laptops, although it might not change much if they are plugged in or not.

 

or a random search:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/health-canada-phones-fires-2021-data-1.6249741

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6 minutes ago, Quackers101 said:

okey it was over-exaggeration about electronic devices being left on over the night. Didn't mean about the HDD, just that it "can" be another more worrying situation.

I mean, there has been explosions like from small electric scooters and their battery that have burned a few houses. Just saying you can have a similar problem with laptops, although it might not change much if they are plugged in or not.

Just a little over-exaggeration 🙂 Although, I do remember the Note 7...

 

Regardless, OP is totally safe here.

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12 hours ago, Dedayog said:

Wear?  1tb won't impact a HDD even a tiny bit, do you realize how much a normal HDD reads and writes over time?

 

I know you know much more about PC's than this question indicates.  Worrying for no reason, all is well 🙂

 

Yeah just worried about stuff since I just bought the HDD lol

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Since its external hdd, theres wires, usb, 12v adapter, and its sitting somewhere.

 

Speaking from experience, if owning a cat:

 

1. Tuck away wires so they dont tempt to bite/claw/chew, or drag it off desk etc.

2. If its a standing enclusure, place it where it cant be tipped over

3. If its a flat enclusure place cactus to prevent sitting/jumping on while its spining

 

Its not the magnetic plates but soothing whirr and warmt that work like cat-magnets;

In short, cats can be creative dataloss inducing lifeforms.

 

Other than that, youll be fine 

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It's fine, but you probably figure that out by now. For illustration, Unraid will zero-clear every drive I add to my NAS before using it. Adding a 6 TB drive will first write 6 TB of zeros to it. It would be bad business if drives couldn't handle that.

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