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Re: Hard disk drive failure

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:32 pm
by TimStannard
John Roberts wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:26 pm

I will add to that a nugget of information I gleaned many years ago from a computer expert - when using two backup drives DO NOT purchase identical make and model drives.
Excellent advice indeed.

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:50 pm
by Pete Stubs
Could I just add a tip about hard disk problems (SSD or spinners). I've been using a very useful piece of FREE software called CrystalDiskInfo. This interprets the disk S.M.A.R.T (Self monitoring analysis and reporting technology) data to warn of any impending disk problems. At it's simplest level it uses a traffic light system to show the health status of all disks in your PC ie Healthy/Monitor for deterioration/Replace drive ASAP. Get it from Crystal Dew World and run it occasionally so you can be forewarned of impending problms.

Re: Hard disk drive failure

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 am
by Dave Watterson
Thanks, Pete. It is always helpful to get practical advice like this.