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patg7590's avatar

Is it bad to torrent directly to an external HD?

Asked by patg7590 (4608points) March 21st, 2009

I’m torrenting a number or large linux distros right onto a WD passport external drive-
Does this kill my HD?
or am I just paranoid?

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eambos's avatar

It’s no different than using an internal drive. You’re fine.

dynamicduo's avatar

You’re paranoid :)

There is no difference whatsoever.

sandystrachan's avatar

all my torrents went to external drive if you do not do this , a small gremlin comes out at night and watches/listens and plays all your files

James17555's avatar

No, why should it? The only problem would be that you have to remember not to turn your external HD off or unplug it while the PC’s running…

patg7590's avatar

Well I just have heard that these portable WD Passports fail alot and i have it plugged in and sitting on the laptop itself and I plug it in, run my torrents overnight, shut down, unplug, take it to work, set it up, bring it home, set it up…
I know the drive is supposedly portable but I’m just paranoid about it failing.
I have a 750 GB Mybook also, I take it with me quite often- is that safe to do? Why am I so paranoid about hard drives failing?
All my drives are basically full-all the time. And I dont really have money for any more.
boo hoo

wilhel1812's avatar

No problem. Just make sure it’s always connected when you download.

And hard drives rarely fail when used. It’s the connecting/disconnecting that kills them.

creativejuices's avatar

You may be worried because external HDs fail (at least in my experience) a lot. ! Maybe I just have bad ext HD mojo!

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