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5 Easy Tips to Protect External Hard Drives from Failure

Published on 09 April 18
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By Purushottam Shrivastava

Hard disk drives are very fragile in nature and the user needs to take care of it. The hard disk consists a lot of movable parts that make it prone to physical damage, hence it becomes important for the user to take care of the portable external hard disk drive. The expected life of External Hard Disk happens is limited and to extend its lifespan here are some tricks to follow:

Tip 1: Don’t Overload your External Hard Drive

With the coming of software brand like SysInfoTools Nowadays it is more convenient to transfer films, games and other files with an external hard drive rather than with a flash drive or a DVD. But for a better life of your EXTERNAL HDD Don’t fill it unwanted data. However, if you don’t want to delete any files, then you can compress its size to make space on your external HDD.

Tip 2: Prevent Over Heat

Continuous spinning produces extensive heat in the External hard drive which is not good for it. So, for long lasting of your hard drive it is suggested to avoid extreme temperatures as they can damage electronic components of the system. Also, proper airflow should be available to the systems.

Tip 3: Stop Unplugging External Hard Drive Abruptly

While removing the external hard drive from the computer, always use Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media option, to increase the life of your HDD. This will also reduce chances of external drive corruption which eventually results in its failure.

Tip 4: Get Rid of Bad Sectors

An excessive number of bad sectors on external hard drive leads to drive failure. Hence, use sysInfoTools Windows Data recovery tool to fix the bad sectors and extend the external drive lifespan.

Tip 5: Monitor External Hard Drive Health

Checking the status of your Hard Drive Health on regular basis is very necessary to avoid any future problems, through maintaining this practice you can also fix the problem of hard drive failure.

Conclusion: Hard drive corruption is very common and regular thing that you can’t avoid, but by having a regular checkup of the above point that I have suggested will help you in protecting the life of your hard drive. Additionally you can also protect your data and hard drive by installing SysInfoTools Windows Data Recovery software which works amazingly.
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