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  1. stevan5150

    stevan5150 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Ok I just bought a Western Digital MyBook Essential External Harddrive, I can't seem to find a decent answer anywhere, thought i would try you guys and see if you could help.
    My question is, would it hurt the hdd to stay on all the time? Apparently this thing has a sleep/ECO mode. Its going to be located in an area that isn't easy to get to to turn off and on.

    Its also going to be in a well ventilated area as well.
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  2. niteowl03

    niteowl03 Oakley Beginner

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    I have many that run all the time. This is not a concern
  3. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I have kept mine running for 6 years. When the drive is not in use it powers down till required. Spins right up on demand and ready for use.
  4. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    WHat Ecko said. Should be fine. At work we are a 24/7 operation and share workstations and these are on ALLLL the time and rarely crash. WD makes a good HD but in case you are worried, make sure and have a backup in place for all your data and media.