Use these Easy 4 tips to Maintain Hard Drive and protect your most valuable data. In this digital era, data has become the most powerful and most valuable thing on Earth. However, we all used to keep our data and information on our desktop, laptop, or mostly on our mobile phone. This can be a photo album of your family, friends, soulmate, or some important documents from your office, company and even a small screenshot can be more important than anything sometimes. In that case, maintaining and protecting your data is so important.
Nowadays mobile phones usually upload data inside that automatically into Cloud drives which saves more space and gives more security to your data working as a Backup. But do you have a backup plan for your Hard Drive or SSD inside your PC? If your answer is No! Then this article is just for you. This will help you to protect your data without getting lost in any condition.
1. Monitor Health Status of Your Storage
Same as humans, all PC components also should be in good health to perform well. But in digital products most of the time we can’t see any errors or issues until it gets badly damaged. No, it may be a problem for old people but now for each and everything we have softwares.
You can easily download software to monitor the health status of your device. I recommend Crystal Disk Info because it’s so easy to work and understand the issues in a user-friendly way.
The blue color indicates well, the yellow is for the caution level which means you are at the margin of getting damaged and the red indicates that your drive is badly damaged, and backing up data from that drive to another will be a good thing.
And also you need to keep an eye on the temperature levels too. For a mechanical hard drive, the best range is to keep it between Celsius levels from 25 – 40 to get the maximum performance given by the hard drive. Companies may say that reaching the 50 – 70 range is also not a big issue but most of the drives failed to work for a long time in that condition. And remember no one is going to issue a brand new for your drives with burn mark damages.
For an SSD connects through a SATA port, the maximum heat level should be on or below 45 Celsius. If you are using the latest NVMe drive this average level can be increased to 50 Celsius because of the higher speed, performance rate, power consumption, and the tasks carried through the drive. But try to reach the lowest level that you can get.
You need to monitor at least once for a month but if you are doing some serious work, doing this process twice for a month gives more security to your drive and data too.
2. Internal Drives are not Portable
Portable drives are specially designed to carry away. But the normal internal drives are not for that. Shock proof technologies aren’t used in the normal hard drives so they can be easily damaged if you try to move them each and every time. But if it’s for an important thing pack it in a safer way and use bubble warps, sponges to reduce shock. Falling from a very small height, a small shock can damage your hard drive permanently.
3. Keep a Good Ventilation inside your System
To reduce or get rid of heat issues from your PC, keeping good ventilation is so important. Using RGB fans will be a complete waste of money if you didn’t use them correctly. Remember Cooling Fans are not there for decorations. If you are using Hard Drives more than a one, make sure all of them are getting a cool air flow from outside.
Try using MSI Afterburner to measure the heats and usages to see how the system works when you are using. And also good cable management, a good casing with enough space, aftermarket liquid coolers can also help you in heating problems. For Laptops, try using a cooling pad with a good air flow to keep your device cool and safe.
4. Check before buying a Used HDD
When it’s time to buy a new drive for your PC always try to buy a brand new one. This is going to be the main thing that stores your data so investing more will not be a bad idea. But if it’s not possible, use Crystal Disk Info or any other software you wish that gives accurate information about the Drive. If it’s badly damaged, avoid buying them.
These 4 tips will help you to keep your hard drives or SSD safe without getting damaged. Remember no matter how expensive they are, all these drives are just another piece of an electronic item so they can be damaged or anything that can be happened at any moment. For our own good always keep a backup of all your important data. They don’t have to be a physical drive. Cloud Drives and Storages are there for you