Re: Primary hard drive failure?

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biggles77
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Re: Primary hard drive failure?

Comparing a car to a PC is like comparing human years to dog years.

Data backup will put less strain on a dying HDD (assuming it is dying) than cloning the WHOLE drive. Just imagine the read/write head(s) thrashing back and forward across a heavily fragmented drive (another assumption).

The important thing at the moment is to get your data backed up. Once that has been done and you have 2 copies of it, then you can look at what options you have for either a replacement or repair.