Hard drives don’t last forever – it’s a fact of life. Many of them are measured using a MTTF rating which stands for Mean Time To Failure – or put another way – the average amount of time you’ll get to use them before they stop working. Don’t panic just yet though – as many hard drives go on for years reliably serving data as intended.
There is a warning there though – if you have important, vital, sentimental or sensitive information you want to keep you really should consider having a regularly updated second copy. In this article we’ll look at a number of solutions that might be able help keep your peace of mind.
After installing Windows 7 on your computer the first thing you should do is install protection software, especially anti-virus and anti-spyware, as base level anti-virus and anti-spyware is not provided as part of the Windows 7 software. Fortunately, a number of solutions are available – many of which are free for home and non-commercial use – these are highlighted in this article.