Why do Hard drives fail? Utah Computer Repair – Draper Utah, South Jordan
People ask me all the time why the hard drive has failed. I have many explanations and I’d like to share a few now. Hard drives are a very sensitive piece of equipment. Inside that little case you have multiple platters spinning at 5400 or 7800 RPMS. In between those platters which look like CDs, are needles or heads that read the information off the top and bottom of each platter. Imagine how sensitive this equipment he is. It is scanning for a negative or positive charge on a plater or disk. This little motor that keeps its penny and 7800 RPMS runs wild computer is on. The life expectancy of a hard drive is usually a 2 to 5 years. Sometimes they go out in three months. Sometimes they last 10 years. For sure all hard drives will fail.
The many times it is a matter of luck that your hard drives lasts or does not last. But there are few things you can do to not kill it. We’ll keep your computer on a good surge protector or UPS. Unplugging a computer without properly shutting it down and can cause hard drive failure sometimes. Electric shock and stacked can kill a hard drive also. Bumping your computer dropping your computer disk until it also.
So be nice to your hard drive and shut it down properly go and get a good UPS and hope for the best. But stay backed up because eventually all hard drives will fail.