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Is it okay to leave my external drive turned on all the time?

There is no negative effect to leaving your hard drive turned on. There is also no benefit to turning off, other than saving electricity. It is a personal preference depending on your needs.


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Article ID: 52 Article Created: 03-10-2011 15:50 PMLast Modified: 07-31-2013 13:59 PM

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