Could USB converter for IDE/SATA HD damage HD

November 3, 2010 at 11:43:31
Specs: Windows XP
I use a USB converter to backup up hard drives that I have on the bench. But I am noticing that most of my hard drives end up dieing after doing a backup all night. I have already changed the USB converter thinking it was the problem but it keeps happening. Could a USB converter for IDE/SATA hard drives damage a hard drive?

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#1
November 3, 2010 at 14:17:15
Ways to kill a drive include mechanical shock, ESD and EMF(emi/rfi). I have never heard of a usb adapter damaging a drive. Look for the top three before you look at the adapter. Simple enough to throw it away and get a new one.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
November 3, 2010 at 18:14:48
Most of the addon enclosures have no ventilation. Add on a long backup leads to overheating.

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