All hard drives fail; that's just a fact of computing. About three years into a computer's life, I start to worry and keep a close eye on my computer. Eventually, every drive will give out and break down due to mechanical failure.
Sometimes a drive will go without warning. But many times, there will be signs in advance, like unexpected noises. Click here to learn 5 signs of a failing hard drive.
Bonus tip: That's why you often hear me talk about having a backup solution to avert disasters from hard drive failures.
Fortunately, there is a better monitoring solution than listening for noise. You can monitor your system in real time to make sure that your files are rescued in case of a disastrous failure. Click here to learn how to save your files from a dying hard drive.
Did you know that there's a program that can automatically keep tabs on the state of your computer for you? Even better, you can see exactly what you need to know at a single glance.