Frank (ljtourist) wrote,

Tech advice needed

Poll #1708225 Dying hard drive: leave on or power down?

I have a hard drive that sounds like it's dying; it's kind of whiny. None of the data on it is critical, but I would be sad if I lost it. For complicated yak-shaving reasons, it can't be backed up for another 6 weeks or so. Do I leave it on, or power it down?

Leave it powered up
Power it down

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