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I don't think a hard drive can have a virus. It's the software it stores that could have the virus. If you do not take care of it, it could spread, and depending on the type if virus (or worm, etc..), you may either corrupt your data, or in rare cases, can cause the hard drive to physically fail.

You would also be at risk to having hackers access the information on your harddrive.

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