In hard drives, mechanical failures occur when moving parts, such
as the spindle motor or actuator assembly inside the
mechanism, malfunction or simply wear out.
When a laptop or external hard drive is dropped or jarred,
physical damage to internal components or a head crash can
destroy the platter surface and the underlying data.
Power disruptions, viruses, operating system errors and
improper shutdowns can damage directory structures and cause
logical data corruption, as opposed to physical damage.
Power events, such as blackouts, power surges and lightning
strikes, can short out circuitry and corrupt data. Hard
drives are extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, such
as floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.
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