Hard Drive Recovery Associates, a data recovery service based out of Irvine, California, recently published a blog post exploring the reasons why hard drives fail. The company offers a variety of services data recovery services in California at affordable prices.
Jack Edwards, a representative for the company, says, “External hard drives are computer accessories. You can either have them or not. That choice is all on you. However, if you’re working with computers, the chances are you do have one. If you don’t, that’s a risk you’ll be taking because you just can’t rely on the internal hard drive of your computer unless you have an online backup service to rely on. What many people may not know is that despite how much technology has advanced over the years, external hard disk drives are not perfect yet. They are not 100% foolproof, which is why we’ve published a new post that looks into exactly why hard drives may fail.”
According to the blog post, over 70% of hard disk drive failures can be attributed to damaged recording surfaces, which are generally caused by the hard drive experiencing a physical shock, such as being hit, falling over, or being dropped. The blog post states that a shock to the hard drive can result in a head crash or damage to the platters which leads to it failing to work.
The post also states that about 18% of drive failures can be attributed to circuit board failures, and circuit boards often fail due to moisture or static electricity. Another reason for hard drive failure can be inactivity. 11% of failures are attributed to stiction—friction + sticking—from stuck read/write head armatures. It is recommended that users keep their hard drives active and moving to prevent failure due to inactivity. Finally, just 1% of hard drive failures is attributed to drive motor failure.
Edwards does provide tips for users to prevent hard drive failures in the future. He says, “First of all, you should handle your disks like the machinery they are; you should always handle them with care. Make sure you keep them in dry locations, avoid physical shocks, and prevent static electricity discharges. However, even that doesn’t always ensure that your hard drive won’t just succumb to something and fail anyway, so you would also be wise to copy all of your data onto a second drive or perhaps the cloud. Of course, if it does fail, we’re here for you.”
“At Hard Drive Recovery Associates,” Edwards says, “we work with hard drives and solid state drives of all makes and models, including Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi, IBM, and more. We can also recover data from your phones; both iPhones and Androids. Your data doesn’t have to be lost forever just because your hard drive is not working now. If you want a reliable data recovery firm that is close by in Irvine, you don’t need to look any further.”
The company, since their establishment in 1990, has worked with a number of major clients, including but not limited to Princeton University, all branches of the United States Military Forces, UPS, Dow Chemical, USC, Chase, Raytheon, Time Warner, Verizon, Pepsi, Exxon Mobil, IBM and a wide variety of Federal, State, and Municipal Government Departments. Their years of experience and dedication to data recovery has also garnered them glowing testimonials from a number of their clients. On the company’s website, a testimonial from NASA says, “We would like to thank you for saving our critical RAID data. Your customer service was fantastic.”
Another testimonial from PLI says, “I truly thought my laptop and everything on it was finished, so thank you for retrieving it all. You guys are true professionals." Yet another testimonial from Philip Morris International says, "We appreciate the speedy service you guys provide. Thank you so much for the quick turnaround on our server."
Those who want to learn more about Hard Drive Recovery Associates or the services they offer can visit the company’s website to find further information and read up on recent news. Interested parties may also contact Jack Edwards directly for further information. Additionally, Hard Drive Recovery Associates can be found on Facebook, where they post regular updates and interact with their customers.