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Windows 7: Is it safe to watch movies from pen drive?

6 Days Ago   #1
kingston896

Windows 7
 
 
Is it safe to watch movies from pen drive?

My pen drive is kingston 4 GB. Video file is 1.2 GB mkv file.

My HDD is dying, so I switched to pen drive.

Is it safe to watch movies from pen drive?
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6 Days Ago   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"Safe" from what? What do you want to protect against?

Besides, if your hard disk is dying, seriously consider replacing it as soon as possible.
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6 Days Ago   #3
kingston896

Windows 7
 
 

After 30 mins of slow start up(ofcourse sign of dying HDD) , I plug in the USB and watching it. Right now computer is OK . but my question deals with fate of my pen drive.
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6 Days Ago   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is totally normal activity for the pendrive, I don't see any risks to. All it's doing is just reading some files, which is well within the normalusage patterns for what they're designed. I don't expect any kind of physical damage, and since you're not even writing anything to it, neither a logical problem could arise.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kingston896 View Post
After 30 mins of slow start up(ofcourse sign of dying HDD)
Not necesarily. Slow startup can be caused by other factors too. Do a full chkdsk to confirm just in case.
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