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Windows 7: HDDs and External Enclosures Question

4 Weeks Ago   #1
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
HDDs and External Enclosures Question

Considering just any Old Joe 3.5" HDD in an external enclosure:

Does the disk spin at all times that the enclosure's power switch is ON, or only when the computer needs to access it?


Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It wonts pin all the time but will often do it when you open software or anything that gives an option to save which will scan for places to save. With the prices of SSD now get an SSD I got a 480gig for 56
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
It wonts pin all the time but will often do it when you open software or anything that gives an option to save which will scan for places to save.
Thanks; I had noticed that the SSDs were gradually getting more affordable.

Back in the 70s, that's what separated the SD40s from the SD40 "dash" 2s; solid state instead of mechanical contactors.

Does as SSD ever die or go bad ?
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin;3415942.

Does as SSD ever die or go bad ?

Yes.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BuckSkin View Post

Does as SSD ever die or go bad ?
As any electronic device, a SSD can fail. But they are trustworthy than a HDD as they don't have moving parts. And this is very important on a laptop and on external devices.
SSD's cost more per GB when compared to a HDD but they are around 6 times faster.

For external storage I have many small (1 to 32G) USB flash disks (pendrives) and a 2.5" disk on an external enclosure.

If you don't have any SSD on your desktop and you want to do a huge performance upgrade, you should buy a small SSD (128G) to install Windows and programs and use the HDD for data. It will cost you around US$25.
I have one of this. So far so good. PNY CS900 120GB 2.5" SATA III INTERNAL Solid State Drive (SSD) - SSD7CS900-120-RB - Newegg.com
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
If you don't have any SSD on your desktop and you want to do a huge performance upgrade, you should buy a small SSD (128G) to install Windows and programs and use the HDD for data. It will cost you around US$25.
I have one of this. So far so good.
Now that's getting down in my price range; thanks for the recommendation.
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