Is it OK to use USB hard disk continuously connected to TV or Desktop?

As now a days LCD/LED televisions (TV) come with USB video (movies and songs) supporting features.

  1. Is it OK if external USB hard disk (like WD my passport 1 TB) continuously connected to TV (with USB feature) or a desktop?

  2. Is there any impact/chances of data loss or file system loss on hard disk? As there are always chances of power cuts which makes TV and Desktop suddenly off.


There external drives are designed to work properly continuously connected to a computer. However, power loss might cause data loss or drive failure.