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HDDs dying

By Doctor_hv
Oct 17, 2008
  1. Today I got my replacement HDD, Seagate Barracuda 500GB Sata2 drive, after it died 10 days ago taking away a lot of my multimedia.
    Well, this is not the first time it happens to me, it's a 3rd drive that I lost on different PC configurations.
    The first one died in the same scenario, 7years ago on my first PC, it was some 8GB drive, I put my PC to sleep and when I tried to get it back up the HDD led was on, but there was no response from the system, I restarted the PC, and there it wasn't, BIOS would not recognize the drive...
    I don't remember quite how my 2nd HDD died...
    What could be causing this, electricity perhaps?
    Help, I don't want to lose more drives.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No one can gaurantee (outside warranty of course) that a HardDrive will not fail

    This is why it's best to always make external backups (CD\DVD\Flash Drive\External HardDrive...)

    There are a number of reasons why HardDrives can fail:
    Heavy usage
    Faulty Drive
    Age of HardDrive
    Power Surges
    Incorrectly configured
    Physical drops or knocks

    The list goes on..
     
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