Welcome to my new #technology column! Are you a geek? Fan of Star Wars? Just looking for technology tips and trends for your business? You've come to the right place.
So.. Hard drives. They fail. A lot. Like, all the time. It's not just you—your luck isn't that bad. (Or maybe you're one of those lucky people that hasn't experienced this much? Oh, just wait... The hard drive fairy is coming for you next...) Hard drives have, on average, a 1 in 17 chance of failing in the first year. Those aren't good odds when your company's future is on the line.
Hard drives are a necessary part of life—it's where we keep everything from our most treasured memories to last year's expense report. It's not like we can just do without them. Or can we?