I have a TP-Link wi-fi access point with usb port. If I plug a pendrive or a usb hdd in, every PC in my network can access it via samba.
I'm considering buying a Western Digital Elements hdd and plug it to the access point. But I'm concerned that a permanently plugged-in hdd may break down fast.
Are my concerns right? Or maybe being plugged in 24/7 is not harmful?