What causes a hard drive to go bad?

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What causes a hard drive to go bad?

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This question was answered on February 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Excessive swaping, not enough ram memory may cause HD failure, because after your ram has been used up, virtual memory has to take over some of your tasks, and your hard drive will be working alot more.

A power outage can also damage your hard drive, although it's not likely if you have a surge protecter Also improper grounding while handling the drive around, in this case static can ruin the chips on the electrical components of the drive.

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Posted by Isboseth of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 5, 2002