How Do You Prevent Hard Drive Failure?
Few things are more dreaded by computer users than a hard drive that dies. Hard drives have more moving parts than in any other component in personal computer systems, and as a result, they run the highest risk of suffering a mechanical failure. This can be devastating to your system as the hard drive contains your data that, in some cases, can be irreplaceable. However, while recovering your lost data can be incredibly expensive, preventing a hard drive failure and the loss of your information is both simple and relatively cheap. Manage your hard drive’s temperature. Excessive heat is damaging to hard drives. Move your hard drives around so there is at least one or two inches of vertical space between them; if you cannot do this, move one or more drives into external USB enclosures. Install a hard drive fan in the space between the two drives for the best results. If feasible, get a larger computer case for your motherboard and internal devices to give everything more breathing room.