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HDD in external box

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Mercutio, 17 May 2006.

  1. Mercutio


    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,968

    Location: Sheffield, UK

    Just a quick one - there any problem with the sudden power loss these drives get from switching off the power to the external box?
    Sure they built to cope with it easilly but a wee bit of reasurance would be good :)
  2. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    They're only a bog standard hard-drive in a cheap case, with the USB>IDE interface tucked away.

    Like every hard-drive, if you power it up and down a lot then don't expect it to last too long.

    Most computers are turned on twice a day. I imagine the external HD would be far more than this.