Will an external drive left plugged in be damaged if there’s a power surge?

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My main worry about leaving an external drive on all the time is that in my experience, a major cause of damage to hard drives is a power cut or surge. If both internal/external drives are switched on, both might be destroyed. What do you think?

You’re right. Surges happen and they can destroy drives. But personally, I leave my external drives plugged in all the time.

There are a few things to be aware of before doing that.

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