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September 28, 2012 1:16:07 PM

Hello,
is the hard disk can be destroyed when undergo number of times formatting and installing OS, deleting partitions and operations such as lost data recovery e.t.c?
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September 28, 2012 8:46:06 PM

Every time a hard drive is written to (& that includes formatting, defragmenting & secure wiping) it increases the amount of wear-and-tear on the drive platters and head mechanism. Over time, that wear-and tear will get to a level where the drive will fail.

However, all hard drives will fail eventually - it's inevitable. But unnecessary writing operations or writing to it too frequently (like defragmenting too often) will accelerate the wear on it and can therefore cause the drive to fail sooner rather than later.

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September 28, 2012 8:50:44 PM

What does your question have to do with your headline?
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