hard drive “expected life span”?

did you know that hard drives have an “expected life span”?

There are three main reason that a hard drive will fail:

(1) manufacturer defect: occurs within the first few months or within the first year

(2) random failure: may occur within the first 36 months and

(3) wear: at the four year mark the moving parts in a hard drive start to fail.

 

So please be sure to back up your important files. For back up tips, check out last week’s Tuesday Tips.