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 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 »

Buying a new comp, Is it possible to have an external Hard Drive for work and Internal hard drive for game?

you don't need to load a separate copy of windows or office into the external hard drive, but yes.To eurostudio:You have probably never tried vista and don't know how LITTLE ram it uses (yes, that ... Read More »

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 »