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Hard Drive Burn-in Still Necessary?


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I've been a while since I bought a new hard drive, and I come from the old school days :lol::D where one would rigorously run burn-in tests on a system for at least 24 hours before giving it the thumbs up. However, with new technolgies and changing times, is it still necessary to run burn-in tests on new hard drives? :unsure:

Thanks :hello:

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One surface scan is probably all that's required. Leave it on continuously (idling, not reading/writing) for at least 24 hours.

Do any more than that, and you'll be shortening the life of the drive.

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In the hour or more that it takes to load Windows on a new drive, that's all you need to know the drive is working OK.

If you then want to do a Chkdsk and Defrag, that would be more than enough.

Anything more than that would be wasting your time and shortening the drives life by just that much.

Andromeda43

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