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HDD Maintenance Recommendations

All hard disk drives have similar structure and every model of HDD may fail. The hard drive reliability depends mainly on the external environment. The main reasons for disks failure are:

  1. Overheating.
  2. Impact effect on both storage device and computer case.
  3. Boosted computer case vibration due to the CD-ROM work and fans with slackness in the bearings.
  4. Substandard supply unit.
  5. Frequent power on/off of computer or use of an aggressive power-saving mode of the hard drive.