We are seeing more and more laptops with corrupt, failing or broken hard drives.
In this situation, users can consider themselves very lucky if we manage to recover their data when they don’t have a backup!
The photo shows data being recovered from a failing drive from a laptop that was dropped on the floor. We are using Ubuntu here to rescue the data to try to prevent further damage to the drive.
To avoid this situation …
- Keep regular backups
- Treat your laptop carefully
- Turn your laptop off when finished with it and avoid moving it when on if at all possible
- Buy a laptop with an SSD (Solid State Drive) or upgrade to one as they have no moving parts and are more robust