How long does a hard drive last?

Answer Mine lasted for about 6 years. It was an old disk. As long as the disk is looked after properly they should give you a few years. Temperature/cooling inside the computer. Diks may get hot and i... Read More »

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How long should a hard drive in a desktop computer last for?

Mine has made it 6 years, but my bf says the typical life is about 5. It depends on a lot of things like how well controlled the power supply is, how heavy the usage of the disk is, maintenance, d... Read More »

How long does information stay on a hard drive?

Information located on a hard drive is stored indefinitely (essentially forever) unless it is deleted or the hard drive is physically destroyed. Often, experts can even retrieve files that have bee... Read More »

Does storing digital data on a hard drive increase the overall weight of the hard drive?

there's no increase in weight at all the data that is stored is magnetic in some ways similar to an old cassette tape but on a disk so changing polarity of the magnetic medium on the disk doesn't i... Read More »

How long does it take to wipe your hard drive?

On One Hand: Time Varies Depending on Your HardwareThe length of time it takes to clear the contents on your hard drive depends heavily on its read/write speed, your level of desired protection and... Read More »