We often come to a point while using our computers, laptops and desktops, when the hard drives get tired, sectors within the plates start to fault and the springs allowing the read/write arms to access data efficiently. The signs of a hard drive starting to fail are the age of the hard drive at 4-5 years, programs locking up, spinning beach balls for macs and seaming simple tasks on a pc taking unusually long time. Although other PC issues have similar behaviors it’s a good bet that the hard drive is wearing out if your at this age.
The good news is it’s an easy fix. At Newburyport IT we routinely perform hard drive replacements on both Macs and PCs on a regular basis. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s a much easier process if your hard drive is still accesssble as we go through the upgrade. If your hard drive becomes corrupt and unbootable the chances of transferring your data to the new drive start to reduce exponentially.
The other benefit of replacing your hard drive with a new one is today’s spindle type hard drives are faster and solid state hard drives are even faster. Then, installing a new operating system gives your computer a new life, making it faster and more reliable.
If you have any questions or want to get started on your computer call today. (978) 335-5224