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Hard Drive Failures

Have you ever had one of your computer hard drives crash?

Most likely yes. If not you have been lucky; very lucky.

Hard drive failures is one reason why it is crucial to back up your important data.

It is true that data can often times be recovered from a failed hard drive, but why run the risk?

Here is an interesting article from LifeHacker on “The Most (and Least) Reliable Hard Drive Brands. The survival rates reported here are between some popular brands and is the experience of one online backup service, BackBlaze.

Please share any experiences you have had with failed hard drives, backup issues, and recovering data.