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xD Power Hole Stick

Should I buy external HDD?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My pc does not work anymore due to mobo failure

I got checked by myself and 2 professional.

HDD is slow but works ok without SMART error 

Should I buy external drive and transfer the data

And recommend some hard drive

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What do you mean? How will you get the data off the PC if it's dead? Will you put the old hdd into another pc? More details please.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, NZgamer said:

What do you mean? How will you get the data off the PC if it's dead? Will you put the old hdd into another pc? More details please.

Sorry 

I take the hard drive to friend place to transfer the data 

And should I buy a external drive 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, hni_7 said:

because you can just put it in your new system

 

Currently I have no plan to build a pc 

I have to wait 6-8 months for PC or gaming laptop

What if the HDD inside my pc fails

1 year back my pc boots 40 to 120 sec 

But now (before my pc stop working) it take 2-3 mins to boot 

The HDD health is good (crystal disk info). There were no SMART error. Speed test is ok but it lags.

 

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12 hours ago, xD Power Hole Stick said:

My pc does not work anymore due to mobo failure

I got checked by myself and 2 professional.

HDD is slow but works ok without SMART error 

Should I buy external drive and transfer the data

And recommend some hard drive

 

6 hours ago, xD Power Hole Stick said:

Currently I have no plan to build a pc 

I have to wait 6-8 months for PC or gaming laptop

What if the HDD inside my pc fails

1 year back my pc boots 40 to 120 sec 

But now (before my pc stop working) it take 2-3 mins to boot 

The HDD health is good (crystal disk info). There were no SMART error. Speed test is ok but it lags.

 

44 minutes ago, xD Power Hole Stick said:

Pls help

I would strongly suggest that you have at the minimum one backup version of your data at all times, it is not worth the risk of your drive failing unexpectedly and then playing your luck at an expensive data recovery facility. It is normal for hard drives to slow down with age as the components within the drive have been worn out further (with use and time), although you should not trust it to last (especially if it has already been used for many years). If your hard drive fails in the meantime before getting it backed up, there is always the chance that your data is gone forever. My recommendation would be to get your data backed up ASAP and not take any chances of the drive failing, getting an external hard drive is not the only option, there are many could services for PC data backup such as BackBlaze. I would be able to better recommend you a backup solution if you could let me know how many gigabytes of data you have which you want to have a backup copy of.

 

Hope that this information was helpful,

        @Boomwebsearch

 


Hope this information post was helpful  ?,

        @Boomwebsearch 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
18 minutes ago, Boomwebsearch said:

 

 

I would strongly suggest that you have at the minimum one backup version of your data at all times, it is not worth the risk of your drive failing unexpectedly and then playing your luck at an expensive data recovery facility. It is normal for hard drives to slow down with age as the components within the drive have been worn out further (with use and time), although you should not trust it to last (especially if it has already been used for many years). If your hard drive fails in the meantime before getting it backed up, there is always the chance that your data is gone forever. My recommendation would be to get your data backed up ASAP and not take any chances of the drive failing, getting an external hard drive is not the only option, there are many could services for PC data backup such as BackBlaze. I would be able to better recommend you a backup solution if you could let me know how many gigabytes of data you have which you want to have a backup copy of.

 

Hope that this information was helpful,

        @Boomwebsearch

 

Thanks 

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