[SOLVED] 100% disk usage on HDD for a long time, can it cause damage?

hamada.hosny93

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Hi guys, I have some installation process for an application that wanna do on my PC, but that process will take a long time, like 2 hours in average.

My problem is that process will create a heavy load on my HDD, make it reach to 100% disk usage for a long time, maybe during all the required time as i mentioned above.

To be honest, the operation will be done at an HDD, and i have already 2 HDDs installed, so the 100% disk usage will be on one of them, average for both will be around 50% only (showed in task manager).

So my question: can this process cause damage to my HDD? especially it will take a long time to do?

My specs:
Core i5 8400.
RAM 16GB (2x8GB) running at 2133 Mhz.
HDD: WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM (2 HDDs).

Thanks in advance.
 

USAFRet

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Having 2 physical drives in the system does not mean each would be getting 50% of the load.
The one you're actually using would be 100%.

But, 2 hours should not be an issue for a fully functioning drive.

Of course, you always want a good backup.
No matter what you're doing.
 
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USAFRet

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Mar 16, 2013
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Having 2 physical drives in the system does not mean each would be getting 50% of the load.
The one you're actually using would be 100%.

But, 2 hours should not be an issue for a fully functioning drive.

Of course, you always want a good backup.
No matter what you're doing.
 
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