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    Can I damage my hard drive with too much reformatting?

    I've had bad experiences with linux and I must have reinstalled and reformatted the hard drive like 20 times. Can I somehow damage my hard drive by reformatting too many times?

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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    The DairyLand
    No, i've done it hundrededs of times on many diffrent hdd's and only had one faiure of a hdd, and that was a known defect with that particular drive in my lappie.....but then you can also say that eventualy everything fails......but u will probably get a new hdd for more room befor that happens...
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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL


    the only way you could damage your hard drive would be by formatting it with a magnet.

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