Because the hard
disk is a moving part, spinning at a high rate of speed, it will
eventually develop wear that will ultimately lead to
the heads touching the platters. This is commonly referred to as a head
crash and when it happens, pieces of the magnetic media are shaved off
of the platters just like a lathe and any data that was contained in the
touchdown area is lost forever.
Normally a head
crash will render the drive useless and unreadable, any data that it
contained will be lost. Although sometimes data can be recovered from a
crashed disk, a professional data recovery specialist can be very costly
with no guarantees.
Because head crashes
are inevitable, your data must be backed up regularly in such a way that
it can easily be put back onto a fresh disk drive. Atronic Systems can provide
bullet-proof backup solutions that are cost effective and will turn what
might have been a disaster into a mild inconvenience.