It is one of the more frustrating parts of owning a computer, especially laptops. It’s an unspoken rule that hard drives are meant to get damaged sooner or later, more than other hardware. There are quite a few reasons for this to happen. Though not all problems have a solution, there are a few that could work. There is a reason for most people who know computer hardware to say “Yeah, your hard drive is dead.” as though it happens everyday. Because it does happen everyday. Brand new and very old ones are the most common to get damaged. Either way, data is always important and needs to be kept safe from any disaster, seen or unseen.

Why Do Hard Drives Get Corrupted?

There are basically two modes of data corruption: logical failure and mechanical failure. The former means your data is messed up, while the latter means there is physical damage to your hard drive. Either type can happen in many ways, ranging from mild and easy to recover, to recycling your drive for scrap. Few of the most common causes are given below. The process can be as easy as getting a scratch on your own skin. It’s magnetic media, so any other strong-enough magnetic force can distort the data stored on the hard drive. Even moving the hard drive (especially when in use) can cause the internal components to touch the disk, scratching it. Another problem could be in the manufacturing. Manufacturing defects are usually caught early on, so the drive can be easily replaced if it’s still within its warranty. Improper shutdown can be another reason. Although cutting power doesn’t really have any effect on the hard drive’s overall life span, it can very easily corrupt files (and data loss), particularly the ones that were in use at the time. Viruses, trojans and other malware can effectively damage files beyond repair. Keep your computer as safe as possible. A lot of times there will already be a bad sector created in a part of a hard drive that you haven’t used yet. When you do use it, you’ll get error messages while trying to access data that got stored there. The problem goes unnoticed more often than not, until that bit of data becomes crucial to your everyday use. (The causes given above are only a part of how data or the hard drive may get corrupted. The full list is long and technical enough to be left to professionals.)

It is one of the more frustrating parts of owning a computer, especially laptops. It’s an unspoken rule that hard drives are meant to get damaged sooner or later, more than other hardware. There are quite a few reasons for this to happen. Though not all problems have a solution, there are a few that could work. There is a reason for most people who know computer hardware to say “Yeah, your hard drive is dead.” as though it happens everyday. Because it does happen everyday. Brand new and very old ones are the most common to get damaged. Either way, data is always important and needs to be kept safe from any disaster, seen or unseen.

 

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