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Is it dangerous or not recommended to transfer 2tb or more of data in

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okay...so i recently upgraded to a 4TB drive...and im going to copy on it all of the data that i had on my old 2TB drive which is pretty much full at this point..

2TB is a pretty big transfer....should i split this amount in say 500GB or less? could transferring the full 2TB in one session be dangerious in terms of overheating etc..?

thanks for your inputs :-)

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What's been said. Most drives are good up to 55C or so, you should be fine. Heck, even most external USB disks (which lack cooling at all) will be ok. We transfer data to/from large single external disks here (up to 6TB worth) all the time.

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i do have backups of course...but still lol...

ok.. nice... what im going to do is put my 2TB in a docking station...and then copy the data on my internal 4TB.....so yeah...no cooling at all i guess... im not sure what you guys meant by cooling anyways...i know cpu's and gpu's have a cooling fan..but hard drives?

anyways, i think im going to do 2 sessions of 1TB each anyway not because im afraid of overheating but because 2TB would be too damn long and my computer is in my bedroom and i dont like having it running at night when im trying to sleep. im still rocking USB 2.0 on my old docking station ^_^

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HDDs do require ventilation, just not direct like the GPUs you're thinking of. Anyway, you should be fine, good luck.

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Use a good copy tool, one that can do a CRC check of source/destination to make sure it all copied over okay. I'm currently using FastCopy. You can then open multiple transfers to speed things up :-)

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i ended up doing 2 sessions... one of 500gb and one of 1.5TB.... the 1.5TB took me 17 hours to transfer.. everything went smooth. the external source drive wasnt even that hot at the end.... i dont know how the internal destination drive fared but probably similar...

so moral of the story, if you do have huge transfers to do...by all means...send away...but never forget to have backups before proceeding, just in case :-) thanks for the help.

P.S. IT FEELS SO GOOD to replace a 100% full 2TB drive by a 50% full 4TB drive ! wow...such a relief.

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