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Comment by John Burrows on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 27, 2024 10:04 AM)
The comments about SSD failures are spot on. Of course I did not mean to imply that backups will no longer be necessary....
Comment by bb on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 27, 2024 12:59 AM)
Jose M: Yes, SSDs just go "Poof!" Spinners usually give warnings, and there are lots and lots of tools to recover and potentially "fix" HDDs. SSDs, ...
Comment by David J Ruedeman on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 26, 2024 10:39 PM)
For those of you that use SSDs and think you are immune from sudden drive failure , all I can say is "Good Luck with that". I've been using SSDs since...
Comment by Jose M on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 26, 2024 10:16 PM)
When SSD's fail do they give any warning or do they also just go "poof"? ...
Comment by POLLY on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 26, 2024 09:43 PM)
What are your recommendations on this subject if you have a cloud drive in use?...
Comment by Renaud Olgiati on Your Hard Drive Will Crash in 3, 2, 1... (February 26, 2024 09:36 PM)
If you have free HD disk bay(s), a good way to protect your data is to add a second HD to your system, and configure the HDs as a RAID 1 array. This e...

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