Can a cpu kill a hard drive?

jimmysmitty

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Not that I have ever seen no. There is nothing I could think of that could cause the CPU to kill a HDD. Now it could write corrupt files to the HDD if the CPU is having an issue but thats the only thing it would do. It wouldn't kill the HDD and a format would clear that up.

PSU, yes. CPU no.
 

iamacow

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Its not possible for a CPU to kill a hard drive.

Reasons for dying hard drive
1: Random failure / Old
2: Abused drive, ie torrents or programs that "thrash" the headers a lot.
3: Power supply. That would also end up killing other things too eventually.

corrupt files could be either drive or software related.
 

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