Can overclocking damage SATA Hard Drives?????? Tags: CPUs Overclocking SATA Hard Drives Last response: April 13, 2006 1:05 AM in Overclocking Share zeroprobe April 6, 2006 3:40:06 PM Is there anyway hard drives can become damaged from overclocking? More about : overclocking damage sata hard drives link75 April 6, 2006 4:47:28 PM Nope!! waylander April 6, 2006 5:11:31 PM Heat can damage HDDs so check the case temperature and your HDD temperature. Related resources Can FSB overclocking damage SATA drives ? - Forum Questions About SAS, SATA , and Hard Drives - Forum Overclocking : Are your hard drives at risk? - Forum Can a USB port damage an external hard drive ? - Forum Is it possible to cause damage via SATA data connector? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TabrisDarkPeace April 6, 2006 5:47:06 PM If the SATA bus gets too far out of spec then the data written to the HDD may become corrupt, but it won't damage the HDD itself, just the data. RichPLS April 7, 2006 1:50:55 AM Don't you lock the PCI bus and PCI bus SATA controllers are not overclocked when the CPU is, thus they run stock speed Sparticus April 12, 2006 7:29:43 AM What are the benifits for OC'ing the PCI-E bus and SATA bus anyways? Bragging rights? Sorry I just don't know why they have those options to begin with . TabrisDarkPeace April 12, 2006 8:03:39 AM It will only cause instability in 70% of cases. However in the remaining 30% of cases it may work fine, and actually be required for stability (the PCI bus is [ratio] sync'd to the other buses, and only slightly out of spec). That's why they have the option to do it. fainis April 12, 2006 9:21:00 AM no you can not damage the sata drive when you oc....the worst scenario it won`t boot......when you oc lock the sata clock mesarectifier April 12, 2006 9:57:42 AM If you want to brag then go ahead and OC your SATA....but SATA is plenty fast enough as it is, especially if you use something like a Raptor. OC'ing SATA is totally pointless. xxeddydxx April 13, 2006 1:05:40 AM MAYBE thats y i killed my hard drive LOL. I dont think i locked my pci or whatever its called an i overclocked, and my SATA hard drive showed errors when i booted it up. Cyber power is gonna replace my hard drive though. any opinions Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumReclaiming files from 2 SATA hard drives ForumDid I damage my SATA drive by plugging it in while the computer was powered up? ForumDoes continuous install-uninstall of programs damage Hard Disk? ForumTwo internal sata drives , both without jumpers. ForumWhat powersupply shoud I use+ Does full load damage your CPU? ForumCan hard drives been damage by static? Forum2nd Sata Hard Drive not Detected in BIOS ForumSata III Laptop Hard Drives ForumHow hot can an IDE hard drive get without damage ? ForumOperating System Not Found Hard Drive Damage Won't Boot from Disc ForumFoxconn A74GA with SATA hard drives ? ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 ForumNew to overclocking questions Forumoverclocking palermo processors ForumOverclocking 101 More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !