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Dealing With Hard Drive Failure

Computers break! This is nothing knew. At one point or another, we have all experienced some sort of computer problems. It could have been a simple crash that caused you to lose data on the project that you were currently working on, or it could be something a lot more painful than that. It could have been a complete and total hardware failure that caused you to lose everything that was stored on your hard drive. This may all sound like bad news, but there is a silver lining to every dark cloud. The silver lining in this situation is the fact that your data may not be lost forever. There are countless companies out there that can help you retrieve the data on your broken storage device. Take a deep breath because all is not lost, yet.

How do solid state drives compare to traditional hard disk drives?

Before we begin answering that, let’s take a look at what a solid state drive is. Simply put, an SSD stores information on the semiconductors it’s made up of, rather than the magnetic data disk found in ordinary hard drives. It’s much the same way flash drives work: both use non-volatile memory chips that retain information even when unpowered, but SSDs are much larger in capacity and can replace traditional hard disk drives in laptops and desktop PCs.

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Recovering a Dead Hard Drive with a USB

It’s important to regularly invest time and attention in backing up any essential data stored on your computer. Because all hard drives end up failing at one point or another, creating a backup of your information as often as possible is crucial.