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Hard drives dying: Six signs a drive is about to fail
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 20 July 2006 11:11

SearchWinComputing has a quick little informative article that everyone ought to give a quick read to, especially if they've never experience a hard drive failure before:

"Ironically, improvements in hard drive technology have caused some of the symptoms of impending failure to disappear. For instance, hard drive and controller designs now can hide the intermittent read/write failures that once foretold a hard drive going bad. Likewise, today's hard drives are virtually silent, which eliminates the changes in sound that used to alert IT personnel that a drive was going. Bearing failures, which used to be one of the most common causes of drive failure, are much less common today."

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