What’s one of the scariest sounds you can hear come out of your computer? How about the telltale clicking of a broken hard drive? Once you hear that click-click-click you know it’s game over. Hope you backed up your data.
Datacent, which is a data recovery company, has a collection of broken hard drive sounds that should put the fear of God in you.
Note that the site has been Slashdotted, so be gentle on the server.
Here’s another embarrassing admission: I haven’t lost a hard drive to failure in, say, eight years, but I did accidentally format one of my external hard drives last spring. Talk about a dumb movie; lord knows how many “backups” I had on that thing, all gone in a flash.