Hard drives fail all the time. Sometimes, when a hard drive fails, it fails completely. Other times, it will just show signs of failure, like clicking or being slow. You might not even notice that your drive is acting up until it fails completely.
This can happen at any time, and it can happen without warning. When a hard drive fails, it is usually because of one of the following: physical damage, virus attack, overuse, or sudden failure.
Types of Hard Drives
Hard drives come in many different shapes, sizes, and capacities. If you are unsure of the type of hard drive that your computer has, you can check by looking at the back of your computer or the name on your hard drive. It should be a 3.5 inch or 2.5-inch SATA drive with a 7200 RPM spindle speed.
There are three main types of hard drives: HDD, SSD, and Hybrid. An HDD is a mechanical magnetic storage device using an internal motor to spin platters at high speeds to store data. A hybrid is a combination of an HDD and an SSD. An SSD is a solid-state storage device that uses no moving parts and stores data in …