Solved Disk checking prevents data loss after 5+ years storage?

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December 16, 2015 at 15:51:46
Specs: Windows 7, Atom 330

Does occasional disk checking (Windows) with /r option help prevent data loss on hard drives which have been on storage for 5 years? Or I need to rewrite/copy them?

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December 16, 2015 at 17:10:00
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By all means see what others think but I don't see why storage should cause data loss on magnetic devices, although lack of use could prevent them from running at all.

As I see it the main advantage of running the disk check is that it exercises the mechanism over the whole of the disk and might therefore keep it going.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 16, 2015 at 19:42:15
The only insurance of no data loss is to have at least one back up of the data. In other words, all important files need to be on 2 or more drives. External hard drives and/or DVD's can be used for back up purposes.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 17, 2015 at 01:16:53
Two sets of "backups" for important data is the logical minimum. Ideally on two diferent media too. The chances of both backups (be they both on the same storage media, one on say a hard drive and another on dvd) going down, failing, at the same time is pretty remote?

And storing them seperately is wise; likewise checking and renewing the copies too at intervals.

But to answer your actual question, I echo Derek's comments.

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