Backup Routine for Photos, & Sudden Hard Drive Failure

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Chris Noble
Chris Noble Senior Member • Posts: 1,960
HDD testing

larrytusaz wrote:

Is there someway to sort of predict hard drive failure, software that does this for you etc?

You should periodically test (Functionality, SMART, free sectors) each of the HDDs (SATA & USB) that are connected to your computer. The manufacturers have SW on their websites and there is also a Windows utility. I do it once a month. You can do it in the background.

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