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Very high workloads over extended periods of time can reduce the life of your hard drive. However, your usage is not high enough for this to be an issue. Hard drives have a rating called "annualized workload rate" which specifies how much I/O a hard drive is designed to handle per year; exceeding this limit may reduce the life of the drive. Enterprise hard ...


I can't see this being a problem with a mechanical hard disk, i.e. the kind with platters that spins. On an SSD it might be an issue, but even then probably not as long as you aren't zeroing out the drive between installs.

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