The Questions regarding external hard drive overheat

Hello? I am a WD 1TB My Password Ultra Metal user.
My question is, if I connect my external hard drive to my computer for a long time, it causes overheating,
but could it cause data corruption from overheating?

a hard drive connected to a computer for a long time should not overheat … unless there’s something faulty with your computer or hard drive.

lots of things can cause data corruption … if you’re concerned, keep a backup of your important data on another hard drive and keep that one stored away for safe keeping.