Majority of people today own laptops and external hard drives, which get dragged around with us pretty much everywhere. We use it for work, school and pretty much in all aspects of our lives to store documents, photos and etc. which is why a hard disk failure can result in a huge loss. If you’re device is slowing down, making noise and corrupting your data, it might be time to get your hard disk replaced.
In the best of cases, hard drive crash occurs bit by bit, allowing you to respond, back up your data, and replace your hard drive before a failure occurs. Find out what are some early signs and symptoms of a hard drive failure you should pay attention in this article.
- Computer Slowing Down, Frequent Freezes and Blue Screen
These are some of the earliest signs of a hard disk failure. Although sometimes these can be caused by other issues it’s best to be prepared and back up your data as soon as you encounter any of these issues. Better be safe than sorry.
- Corrupted Data
If you’re beginning to find files that fail to open and are corrupted even though they saved without errors or if files suddenly disappear, you should get worried because this could mean your device might encounter a hard disk failure.
- Strange Sounds
If you hear your device making regular clicking or grinding sounds, it may be too late already. A repetitive sound famously known as the click of death is caused by the head trying to write data and recovers from errors in doing so. Grinding or screeching noises usually occur when the bearings or spindle motor, are failing.