Minimizing Hard Disk Drive Failure and Data Loss

While every hard disk drive can eventually be expected to fail, some preparation and practical information can be used to minimize this failure, and to avoid data loss when failure is likely.


  1. Introduction  
  2. Environmental Control
  3. Electricity Control
  4. Stress Control
  5. Detecting an Impending Drive Failure
  6. Data Redundancy
  7. Data Reduction
  8. Drive Life-Cycle Management
  9. Additional Measures
  10. Case Study
  11. Popdisk
  12. Recovering Data After a Hard Disk Drive Failure
  13. Reference