8 Signs of Stop Using a Hard Drive

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An average lifespan of a healthy hard drive is 3-4 years when you take care of it. One day all storage devices, including the traditional hard drive, will wear out. 

Not necessary if it will survive perfectly before it wear out. Many factors can affect the hard drive's health, causing failure, corruption, or damage, which can compromise the data stored in it. 

You will need to look at these eight incidents as they indicate you to stop using your hard drive to level down the chances of damage. 

1. Strange noises

Immediately stop using the hard disk drive if you hear any clicking or grinding noise from it. It's an indication of physical damage in the hard drive. 

2. Knock

When the hard disk drive has fallen hard, it's time to give it a rest and do not fix it until a professional recovers the damaged hard drive.

3. Inaccessible PC after running chkdsk

Chkdsk is a great tool for scanning and repairing logical issues in the hard drive. Beware when the hard disk gets inaccessible when you run the chkdsk. You should avoid using the drive as soon as it happens. 

4. No Movement in the HDD

No hard disk moment is the indication that something bad has happened inside the hard disk drive. Usually, when it works, it spins the disk with moving parts inside, but when it don't, it is highly recommended to stop working on it. 

5. Inaccessible computer

Stop there when your computer or laptop becomes inaccessible to you, and you can not find a way to access it. It's time to get professional help from a specialist. 

6. Interrupted OS installation

While installing the operating system, if you fail to complete the process or it gets stuck, you should not use the drive as usual. 

7. Disk cloning failure

Disk cloning or disk imaging process is required for a failed hard drive data recovery. In case when the disk cloning process fails due to multiple bad sectors, you should better call off the process and leave the drive untouched. 

8. smoke or water damage

Physical damage of the hard drive also includes water and smoke damage that can be sensitive to deal with. Professional assistance will be needed to recover the damaged hard drive. So, using the hard drive in such conditions can be extremely dangerous. 


Not every person is an IT geek and might not know these factors that cause severe hard drive damage. Avoiding hard drive usage in these eight incidents will benefit you by saving your files, protecting the hard drive and increasing recovery success rates. Resort to a professional hard drive data recovery expert to fix hard drives with adverse data loss problems. 

Why resort to techchef in physical or logical data recovery

We do not care whether a logical or physical failure of the hard drive, all we do care about is that your valuable data is at risk, and we rescue it anyhow. Rich IT experience and tools dedicated to any particular hard drive failure let you explore our course of action that comes up with customized hard drive data recovery solutions. Also, dedicated team and professionals tools assure you up to 100% recovery success rates which makes us the best data recovery service customized for you. 

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