Consider This Before Starting Hard Drive Repair

While deciding whether to opt for hard drive repair or complete drive replacement, there are certain factors to consider, such as the lifetime of the hard drive. The lifetime of a hard drive varies according to certain factors such as how often you use it…..running your system for 10 to 12 hours a day or longer will shorten the lifespan considerably, resulting in hard drive repairs needed sooner than usual. If you purchase a low-end computer, your hard drive will be outdated, needing repairs and updating sooner as well. The cheaper machines will have cheaper hard drives, typically not lasting as long as the pricier hard drives. The average lifespan of a hard drive is 5 years. But if you choose to use a desktop computer then the hard drive repairs generally cost half of what a new computer would, so you can extend the lifespan well over the 5 years.

A laptop’s lifespan is usually 3 to 5 years, depending on how powerful the hard drive is when you purchase it. Laptop hard drives are more difficult to repair than a desktop hard drive and in turn, it is more expensive to repair, so opting for an updated model is a better bet.

Of course, if you look after your hard drive, keep the vents clean and do not handle it roughly, then you could keep the hard drive repair professional at bay for up to a decade.

It is a common occurrence in any computer to experience hard drive malfunction. Even if your computer is relatively new, there are some instances that your hard drive could malfunction. This is, however, a manufacture defect and will be readily replaced by the manufacturer since it is still under warranty. What is critical, though, is the information contained in the hard drive. Although it is now easy to perform a hard drive repair, the knowledge that your data could lose is still a stressful ordeal. One thing is critical though in the successful recovery of your data is to stop working on a degraded hard drive. Once you heard clicking sounds in your hard drive immediately shut down its power so as to avoid corrupting your data.

Several options are available to help you out in your hard drive failure. The safest way to be assured of hard drive repair is to get a data recovery service expert that has dealt numerous cases of hard disk failure. They also have the necessary equipment and technology to perform this task. On the other hand, if you are knowledgeable on computer hardware, you can perform the hard drive repair yourself and just download the software that will assist you in this task.

by The RAIDer on October 1st, 2012 in Uncategorized - Tags: ,
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  1. April Brenner wrote on October 19th, 2014 at 8:22 pm Uhr1

    My hard drive just collapsed and since my brother is not around to help out, I am considering of hiring a hard drive repairman. I am glad I bumped into this site. I just needed these tips to ensure that my device and of course, my files on it, will be in good hands.

  2. Bea Shadler wrote on November 23rd, 2014 at 2:49 pm Uhr2

    Another very important tip not mentioned in the article is avoiding electrostatic discharge damage. You can avoid this damage by ensuring you are well grounded prior to laying your hands on the cable, connector and jumpers and of course, the drive.

  3. Iva Zoldak wrote on November 28th, 2014 at 3:12 pm Uhr3

    To those who are planning to repair their hard drive, keep in mind that you need to verify if the host adapter and the drive are correctly matched and are compatible to your computer. You also need to check the cards and make sure all of it are seated properly on their slots. Sometimes, these are just the simple reasons why the hard drive stops working as it should be.

  4. Maureen Tucci wrote on December 2nd, 2014 at 7:52 am Uhr4

    Very impressive. I am learning a lot. It’s going to be my first time to lay hands on a crashed hard drive. I am a bit scared but very excited to see the outcome. I gotta find out what’s bogging down my computer first!

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