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HARD DISC E:ON MY WINDOWS VISTA  WAS WORKING PERFECTLY FOR 8 YEARS, BUT SOMEHOW IT HAS STOPPED. NOW I AM  UNABLE TO COPY (CACK UP) DESKTOP FILES TO HARD DISC E:

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> WORKING PERFECTLY FOR 8 YEARS, BUT SOMEHOW IT HAS STOPPED. 

 

Given that a disk-drive has a "warranty" that is either 1 or 2 or maybe 3 years, any EIGHT years old disk-drive should have been replaced, a long time ago.

 

Google-search for "download SPECCY free".

Download, install, and run this software, and expand the "storage" section, to see if your motherboard still detects that disk-drive.

 

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Hello, There are programs to copy the data the best what you can do to protect you against crashes is set up a raid (not raid 0).

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> There are programs to copy the data

 

This assumes that:

  • the disk-drive is still getting electrical power (check this!)
  • the disk-drive is still physically-connected to the motherboard (check both ends of the ribbon-cable!)
  • the electronics board on the disk-drive has not failed
  • the motor inside the disk-drive is still spinning the disk-drive (listen for spinning noises, or touch it, to feel heat and/or vibration as it spins)
  • the R/W head inside the disk-drive is moving correctly across the surface of the recording media (bad news if you hear hard "clicks" coming from the disk-drive)

> The best what you can do to protect you against crashes is set up a raid (not raid 0).

 

Correct. But, you need to do this *BEFORE* having a disk failure.

 

Such an arrangement is called "RAID Mirroring" or "RAID-1".  It uses two disk-drives, each recording, in real-time, everything that the Operating System "writes" to the "RAID-array". 

 

If one of the disk-drives "fails", then the data still exists on the other disk-drive in the "array".

Remove the failed disk-drive, install a replacement disk-drive (same size, or larger, than the failed drive),

and then allow the "automatic rebuild" to copy all the data from the "good" disk onto the empty drive,

to re-establish the "mirroring".

 

 

 

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