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Windows 10 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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25. Managing Hard Disks and Storage Spaces

Dealing with Hard Disk Errors

Our hard disks store our programs and, most important, our precious data, so they have a special place in the computing firmament. The new solid-state drives have no moving parts, so they’re extremely reliable, but the older mechanical drives ought to be pampered and coddled to ensure a long and trouble-free existence, but that’s rarely the case, unfortunately. Just consider everything that a mechanical hard disk has to put up with:

Image General wear and tear—If your computer is running right now, its hard disk is spinning away at somewhere around 7,200 revolutions per minute. ...

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