How long will your hard drive last? Also, did someone say Backup?

Written by Tyler Jacobson on November 12, 2013

How Long will your hard drive last?Lifehacker has posted an interesting piece on how long your hard drive might last.

From the article: “The good news is, 80% of hard drives last at least four years. The bad news is 20% of them don’t.”

This is as good of a time as any to remind you to keep good, recent backups of your data. Having a backup is just good policy because, as this piece shows us, it’s not a question of if your hard drive will fail – it’s a question of when.

You can read more details about the study on LifeHacker here.