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WHY HARD DRIVES FAIL WHEN SSDS DON’T
Tiny mechanical moving parts can put your most important files at risk
Wherever you are right now, it’s a safe bet that something nearby is under construction. Exactly what’s being built will vary widely - from skyscrapers and subdivisions, all the way down to blanket forts and building blocks – but those actually safe will have been built according to industry standards. Ignoring these codes wouldn’t just be bad, but to use a term embraced by the insurance industry, it would be a “risk.”
Whether we’re talking about a building, walking across the street, or a reaching retirement, it’s our everyday decisions to avoid risk which can determine our rates of success. At home and at work, much of what we do today lives on a computer. We store spreadsheets, emails, photos, games, movies, and more on these machines, and it doesn’t get much worse than having your hard drive die. Where you choose to store your files and data – on traditional hard drives, or on the newer solid state drives (SSDs) – is one of those decisions that can help you bypass an expensive loss by avoiding unnecessary risk, based on how they’re built.
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