I have experienced a rash of failing hard drives lately. It is important to always have a good backup because hard drive failures can happen suddenly. There are several types of hard drives failures and depending on what type it is will determine success or failure in recovering data. Hard drive failures can be divided into 4 main categories: head crash, bad sectors, defective controller, and write wearing. The last one only applies to solid-state hard drives (SSD’s). When a hard drive’s motor gets old it does slow down but as long as the motor spins fast enough the hard drive is still useable; that is not a failure.

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