Does OSX corrupt External Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by soum91, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. soum91 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2014
    I really don't understand what's wrong with my hard drives! Does OSX corrupt external hard drives? I have faced 4-5 hard drive failure in last 3 years after switching OSX. Lost so many priceless data. Now I regret using OSX. Is there any solution to it? Anyone else facing this?
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have been using OS X with external hard drives since Jaguar (10.2, 2002), and no, OS X does not corrupt external hard drives (there was that one update though... :)

    Power and cables are more likely candidates for the source of your problems.

  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I have also used OSx with external HDDs since 2005 never a problem. If you have important data, you should back it up. Sometimes the platter disks just go bad; environment can do it too.

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