Technology’s given us some amazing tools to tinker with, but sometimes those tools fail. Maybe your car won’t start while trying to leave for work or your game console freezes after spending two hours reaching that final boss – it happens.
As reliable as your hard drive may be, it can fail. In fact, 140,000 hard drives fail every week.
“Human error accounts for 29% of all data loss.”
The infographic below gives some interesting stats of top causes behind a hard drive failure. Like with most technology, failure can be in an instant or something that happens over time. As you would with any piece of machinery or equipment, you need to take the right measures to protect your gear to keep it working properly. Fortunately hard drives don’t require heavy maintenance but as the graphic states, “Failure may be total, progressive, or limited.” Knowing this, it’s a good idea to have a solid backup plan.