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#1 gmKevinHNgu

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

I have an internal hardrive to backup. However, in-order to protect myself against some malicious processes, I plan to start disconnecting it unless I'm backing it up. Will that damage it?

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:26 PM

No...why would it?

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

Chance that internal hdd arent suppose to be unplugged/replugged multiple times over the course of years.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:51 PM

If it's not getting any power...for whatever reason...it cannot be damaged during "use".  Connecting and disconnecting a drive...has probably never contributed to the inoperability of any hard drive...unless doing such causes the connections to become loosened.  Loose connections (for any reason) may lead to the infamous "input/output" errors that Windows will generate when it cannot properly communicate with a given drive.

 

Nothing to worry about, IMO.

 

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