How to spot a failing Hard Drive

When a machine reaches around 3 years old it is common for you to start experiencing problems that are associated with a failing Hard Drive.

A Hard Drive is a mechanical component inside your machine, which has a spinning disc inside running at over 5000RPM, with a reader head hovering less than a hair width away from it. The internal working disc means that over time the hard drive will wear away, much like the cam belt on a car and will require replacing during your machines lifetime. The nature of the component means that a drop or any kind of knock can cause the internal working parts to collide and damage the disc. This is one of the primary causes of Data loss.

Once symptoms of Hard Drive falling occur it is crucial to get your item looked at as soon as possible, so your data can be retrieved and the disturbance to your machine is minimal.

Symptoms of a failing hard drive:

  • Warning message stating that Hard drive or OS cannot be found
  • Making loud clicking noises
  • Blue screening
  • Slow to start up
  • Freezing

What a failed Hard Drive means for you and your machine

When a Hard Drive fails it is highly likely that your data, operating system and programmes will go with it. Once a new hard drive has been installed it will be a new start for your machine, you will require an OS reload to restore the original licensed operating system or the new windows 10 upgrade; you will also need to reinstall all your programs, applications and backed up data.

What we can do for you

When your Hard Drive fails you simply need a new one, it is a very easy repair for our technicians and shouldn’t take too long, again reducing the disturbance to you and your machine. At Nerds HQ we are dedicated to our customers, we not only ensure that your item is in fully working condition, but also make sure you are aware of the all the options available to you. In the case of a failing Hard Drive we can provide you with an upgraded Hard Drive therefore maximising your speed and storage space. Or we can replace your Hard Drive with a Solid State Drive, which can greatly increase your machines speed, and increase its longevity. Solid State Drives have no moving parts, therefore are more durable and less prone to malfunction and damage, its life span is much longer than that of a Hard Disc Drive. This is a very beneficial upgrade to your machine and one that we encourage customers to take advantage of whilst your item is in for repair with us.

If you are concerned about your machine and you are now wondering whether its your hard drive that is at fault, then please bring your machine in for a free no obligation diagnostic. Our nerds will be able to tell you if you need a replacement hard drive and what options are available to you!

Date Published : 2016-04-05 11:39:00

Find Us

Nerds HQ is based in Cannock, Staffordshire

Nerds in a Van
Units 12-13 Shorade Business Estate
New Street, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0DH

Looking for business IT support?

NIAV Priority Support

More Info

An unexpected error occurred.

PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/php-5.4.45-flock/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20100525/' - /usr/local/php-5.4.45-flock/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20100525/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

< Back to Home