August 14, 2022

Ideas

How to check the health of your hard drive

While the best computers almost always include SSDs as their primary drive, traditional hard drives are still the most cost-effective choice if you have a lot of stuff to store — and knowing how to monitor the health of your hard drive should extend its life.

Yes, SSDs offer superior speeds than their clunky counterparts. But if you’re a digital hoarder as much as I am (I still have music albums that I refuse to part with, as it took me about a week to download them via dial-up in the 90s…), then you have you also have a hard drive in your computer or plugged in as external storage is a lot cheaper than looking for a load of nice SSD space.