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Drives Will Fail: What's Your Back-up Plan?

Written by  MIKE COBB Wednesday, 07 November 2007 16:07

Drive failure is inevitable, and its causes are many. A few are extreme. I have recovered data from computers that have been dropped, run over, burned, drowned, and shot. But those are the exception. The everyday causes of drive failure are more mundane, breakdowns in the inner workings of the drives themselves, brought on by the very complexity that makes them so powerful.