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mikekan

 
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Hello my friends and Happy New Year to you and your families!

As you can see from my profile, I have 4X1Tb Western Digital hard drives installed. As I keep very important stuff in them I am very afraid that one of them may fail.

Of course a backup is a MUST.

Exceept from the backup what else can I do to keep my hard drives in good shape? For example I have ticked "Put the hard drives to sleep when possible" so that they dont work when they dont need to.

Do you have any other such advice for hard drive maintainance?

Thanks in advace!

Mike
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Not really. I have 4 x 1Tb drives in my Mac and 4 x 500Gb in external FW cases. I don't even let mine spin down like you do. I haven't had a drive failure in several years.

Most drives that fail do so from inherent manufacturing problems and not from prolonged regular use.


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