Can i overheat my HDD if i use it to much???

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by misticknight, May 17, 2009.

  1. misticknight
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    misticknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi, i only just got into this whole USB Loader thing recently as i didn't wanna "ruin" my HDD before. I have a 160GB Western Digital one, so its a good brand, but stll i'm a bit worried, it gets hot after about an hour of use. Can i overheat it and ruin it or am i just being paranoid?
     
  2. Midnightzak

    Midnightzak GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it an external drive or did you just grab a HDD and plug it in? *MOST* drives as long as they are being cooled or at least vented should do fine over long periods of time.

    My computer runs for weeks at a time and its fine, so your drive should be too. Make sure it isn't dirty and make sure it is getting fresh/cool air and you should be fine.
     
  3. icebrg5

    icebrg5 GBAtemp Addict

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    your paranoid.


    Think about the hard drive thats mounted inside your computer that you leave on for 24/7.


    Just make sure its well ventilated and if you lay your wii flat don't lay the hard drive on top of it.
     
  4. misticknight
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    misticknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    thanks for the answers guys.