When it comes to our hard drives, we trust them to keep our stored items permanently safe. Unfortunately, this is a mistake, as computers can experience problems with a dead hard drive or you can get an error telling you “hard drive failed.” In either situation, data recovery can be very difficult or even altogether impossible. The question to be answered here, though, is why do hard drives fail? The answers below will provide you with the three most common causes for hard drive failure. Fluctuations of Power
One reason for hard drive failure is fluctuations of power. Power surges can be dangerous for the delicate electronic equipment in your computer. If a power surge does occur, then chances are that you can kiss your hard drive goodbye, as well as any important documentation that you have on the computer. For this reason, you should make the small investment of a power surge protector to help safeguard your computer system. Backing up important information can also be invaluable so that if there is a hard drive crash, you have a way to perform data recovery.
The hard drive of a computer is a very delicate thing made with great engineering precision. There are rotating platters moving at high speeds and the hard drives head writes and reads all data from a floating disk. The makeup of this piece of equipment can be compared to a single strand of human hair; that is how delicate it is! Continuous vibration can cause additional shock on the system and cause a catastrophic hard drive failure.
The hard drives used today are made to withstand a high amount of heat. However, too much exposure to heat can cause massive failure. This is something that happens a lot when it comes to laptops. Because laptops do not have the same airflow that is present in desktop models, overheating is a common issue with them. The only things that you can do to help prevent hard drive issues are to keep the ventilation system cleared out and purchase a cooling system to place under your laptop to help keep it cool enough to prevent a crash.
The bottom line is that hard drives can crash no matter how many precautions we take. The most important thing you can do is be sure to have a data recovery system in place.
In the event of disaster,Computer Medic On Call are here to help. In most cases we can recover data from dead hard drives.
Computer Medic On Call is committed to bringing you the highest quality computer service available for all of your information and systems needs. Serving in Broward and West Palm Beach in Florida State for IT Support. Our experience provides us with the skills to offer a range of high quality computer services.
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