Friday, March 28, 2008

How to Tell When Your Hard Drive is Going to Fail

Mechanical failures probably make up the bulk of hard drive failures. The motor burns out, the drive overheats, bearings get stuck—the kind of thing you’d expect to find when a car fails. These can be nasty but if the failure didn’t affect the platters, you might have a chance of recovery, but at a cost.

How to Tell When Your Hard Drive is Going to Fail - Lifehack.org

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