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HDD Maintenance Recommendations

All hard disk drives have a 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.