[SOLVED] Is running a torrent client on Odroid xu4(its like a raspberry pi) a bad idea for the hard drive ?

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Hi all

I have do the torrenting on my odroid xu4 and pc a few time's. The hard drives seam to fail/dye more frequently. Is it just my luck ? Or is it due to the power block for the external drive ?
 

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Ops .. I forgot to mention I was using it for media play back 24/7... I know sounds like I watch a lot of TV but its just there for back ground noise and for wen my brain needs a brake.
I fergot I also had a IBook dye about 16 months old.
Luck of the draw.

Decade old, or refurb drives...yeah, those might die no matter what the use.
 

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4 drives. Some wer 7-11 years old and the others wer brand new. one was 500gb WD blue it failed very fast and the other was 2tb refurbish seagate and failed very fast also. they lasted any wear from5 months to 16 months
 

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Torrenting is not especially hard on a drive.
Much much less than some other uses.

What number is "more frequently. " ?
Decade old, death is not unsurprising.

'refurb' ? Why?

Anyway....torrenting is not especially hard on a drive.
Ops .. I forgot to mention I was using it for media play back 24/7... I know sounds like I watch a lot of TV but its just there for back ground noise and for wen my brain needs a brake.
I fergot I also had a IBook dye about 16 months old.
 

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Ops .. I forgot to mention I was using it for media play back 24/7... I know sounds like I watch a lot of TV but its just there for back ground noise and for wen my brain needs a brake.
I fergot I also had a IBook dye about 16 months old.
Luck of the draw.

Decade old, or refurb drives...yeah, those might die no matter what the use.
 

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