Warnings and Symptoms of a Hard Drive Failure

You might have stored lots of files like photos, videos, audios, documents, etc. on your hard drive. But, you are not aware when your HDD fails, right? To safeguard your data it is necessary to know about warning signs and symptoms of hard drive failure. Well, read this article to find out what signs may reveal an approaching HDD failure.


Here are some of the warnings that indicate HDD failure

  • While booting up Windows, you may come up with frequent but irregular crashes
  • Occurrence of error messages frequently while moving files
  • You can notice that the folder and file name have been jumbled.
  • Files and folders may disappear
  • Takes long time to open folders and files
  • Occurrence of Blue Screen of Death
  • You may hear strange sound such as a beep from your hard drive or it seems to makes sound louder than usual or you may hear clicks occasionally or come across grinding sounds.

In such case, take backup of entire data and turn of your PC as the continuous use of HDD may damage the platters and reduces the data recovery chances further.

Use S.M.A.R.T technology

Recovering data on the failed HDD might be difficult. But you need not worry,as the present HDD have inbuilt S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology). This system built into your computer’s BIOS is basic which can tell you whether the drive is ‘OK’ or not at boot time. 

Even after taking precautionary methods, if you come across data loss due to hard drive failure and don’t even have a backup copy of those files, then things become miserable. Sometimes, you may have a backup copy, but you may not find the required files there, as backup copy is not updated. Cannot access your hard drive does not mean that the data stored on it is lost permanently; it still exists on your HDD. So, act as quickly to restore data from failing hard drive using Remo Hard Drive Recovery tool. With this application, you can easily recover data from various HDD types such as SATA, SCSI, IDE, SSD etc. It even recovers data from the unbootable hard drive, corrupted or from formatted drives. Also, supports various hard drive brands such as Maxtor, Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital, etc.