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Some hard drives lose data without power

Some hard drives lose data without power
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Stop for a second to think about how many irreplaceable files like photos, videos or even documents are on your computer's hard drive. What would happen if they all vanished in a heartbeat? What priceless information would you lose?

We all know it's possible; in fact, I'm sure it's happened to you or someone you know. That's why companies are working on technology for hard drives that can take more of a pounding and don't wear out as quickly. One of those technologies you can buy now is called the "solid-state drive," or SSD.

I've talked about SSDs before and how they're faster, more energy efficient and more reliable than conventional magnetic hard drives. Click here for the full breakdown of why you want an SSD in your next computer.

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However, some computer experts are sounding a warning about SSDs because it turns out that they can lose your data for a surprising reason. So, is this a deal breaker?

Next page: How SSDs can lose data
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