If your hard drive dies, this could be the reason

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New data from cloud backup and storage management firm Backblaze seems to verify that the age of a hard disk drive (HDD) increases the chance of it failing.

A report published in a after (opens in new tab) on the Backblaze blog (via The register (opens in new tab)) states that the age of a disc has been considered an important factor in predicting failure associated with, according to Backblaze’s “cloud storage evangelist” Andy Klein, Backblaze’s aging portfolio of drivers.

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