Long-term effects of continued usb hard drive use Tags: Hard Drives Computer USB Storage Last response: April 16, 2010 11:55 PM in Storage Share emolasses April 16, 2010 9:37:06 PM Hello, I was wondering if there are any negative effects to keeping a usb hard drive continuously connected to a computer that is on all the time? Are usb hard drives generally meant to only be connected for short periods of time? Any help would be appreciated, thanks! More about : long term effects continued usb hard drive Anonymous a b G Storage April 16, 2010 10:09:58 PM I don't think it would be any different for a hard disk on a USB link compared to one connected up inside the computer. There may be heat issues if the enclosure is small and unventilated. m 0 l sminlal a c 415 G Storage April 16, 2010 10:49:13 PM Nope, shouldn't be any issues. If the USB drive is properly designed, heat shouldn't be an issue. But that doesn't necessarily mean that they're all properly designed... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer emolasses April 16, 2010 11:55:48 PM great, thank you for the help! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow to use 3T internal hard drive in USB docking station on Samsung TV Forum Hi!I have a question for you guys.How can I use my 16GB Kingston 2.0 USB as a hard drive? I want to boot a small Linux Forum SolvedHow to use usb hard drive with car stereo Forum How to use laptop hard drive as a external usb drive Forum Looking for a good gaming, long-term hard drive Forum Solvedcan a usb3 hard drive be used on laptop with usb2 connector Forum Can I use Secure Erase on my external usb hard drive Forum power the hard drive using usb or powerbank Forum using hard drive from old dead laptop in usb enclosure Forum How to use laptop hard drive as a external usb drive Forum Use a notebook ac adapter as power supply for external usb hard drive? Forum How do i use usb clear stick in my hard drive desktop? Forum How to format a new toshiba hard drive? Im using a sata/ide usb to my laptop. The hdd shows up in the device manager, but n Forum SolvedCan I use an old hard drive in my new gaming pc build? Forum SolvedWant to wipe my hard drive for use on a new computer Forum SolvedAnyone knows of some software to access a hard drive from an optical drive or USB pendrive? Forum SolvedHow can I use my old Samsung Pata hard drive as a portable hard drive Forum SolvedPossible to Re-use External Hard Drive Enclosure? Forum SolvedI have a hard drive from my XPS 8500, should I use it on a new PC build?> Forum USB 2.0 ide hard drive external kit - can I use with old ".. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !