Should I keep an external hard drive permanently connected?
December 1, 2004 7:40 AM Subscribe
Hey, is it better to keep an external hard drive plugged into and constantly running, or is it safer (for archiving and the health of the drive, avoiding power failures that might otherwise zap an entire machine, etc) to only turn it on and connect it when you use it? Thanks as always for your thoughts.
posted by Peter H to Education (12 answers total)