Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
I've been running a 4TB drive 24/7 in my computer for around seven or eight months now without any problems. I also have five 4TB drives that I use in an internal dock in my computer for keeping backups on. All of them run just fine.
Geez. Didn't want to rustle any feathers! Running 24/7 is different from turning a motherboard off and changing OSystems several times a day. Constantly running, I have had the same success.
... didn't really want to get into details but I agree that 7 handles all of that just fine when the system is stable. I flip Operating Systems changing SSDs almost daily and requires shutting down many times a day.
I never said 7 with proper drivers in a stable mode is a problem.
The point of "something else", well, I have been running 8.x and server 2012 for 3 years and never had a fail.
The only fail occurred using 7.
I have resolved this issue by not using 7.
My preference is to do a regular clean installation of an OS.
Most like to get a system running and keep using the same setup for years.
I agree it may be common knowledge for forumeers and techs to be aware,
... the average big box store browser might not be up to speed on new tech.