Is your computer 3 years old or older, but you are still satisfied with its performance? If so, you should consider replacing the hard drive while it is still functioning correctly. The reasonable life span of a hard drive in today’s age is about 3 to 5 years. While the rest of your computer may be able to function for years and years, the hard drive is one of the few moving parts in a computer, and therefore, more prone to failure. Unfortunately, it is also the part that holds all your data and software. Things like power supplies and fans can fail and usually be replaced without too much hassle. However, a hard drive crash can cost you hours of time and untold amounts in lost data. Therefore, a proactive replacement of your hard drive and data cloning (what I call a “Hard Drive Transplant”), can be a very cost effective way to extend the life of your computer and protect your data. A Hard Drive Transplant usually takes less than an hour and leaves your software and settings exactly as they were before. The only difference is that you have a larger hard drive and your computer has a new lease on life.
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