Eventually, every single hard drive at your company will fail. No hard drive is meant to last forever. The longest likely lifespan for a hard drive is 5 years...and that’s a generous estimate. It’s more likely that your hard drive will fail much sooner. However, there are ways you can take care of your hard drive to extend its life.
After Delta Airlines left thousands of flyers stranded Monday morning due to a power outage at their headquarters, we would like to stress the importance of having the right battery backup (UPS) solution or extensive recovery plan for your server room to avoid a complete system shutdown.
After 12 years of providing IT solutions to businesses in the Texas Panhandle, we have seen almost everything and we have solved our fair share of problems. One of the problems that we see over and over again when managing business networks is data loss due to Windows Server Backup. We have come across many businesses that were under the false impression that their data was safe and backed up when, in reality, it was either not being backed up at all or it was corrupt.
We say it over and over again at catmandu: businesses must backup their data or they risk costly downtime and irreplaceable data loss. The stakes become higher if you are storing customer data. Data loss through hardware failure, human error, or a malicious attack has the potential to put you out of business if customers begin to perceive you as untrustworthy. That’s why we always suggest using a cloud-based backup service such as Carbonite to keep your valuable data safe.