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Hard Drive Maintenance

The preventive maintenance tasks for the hard drive deal more with optimising its storage than with physical cleaning tasks. You have no cleaning tasks to perform, because the hard drive is a sealed unit. The preventive maintenance tasks for a hard drive involve the following:

  • Back-up the data
  • Run diagnostics like Scandisk and manufacturers' diagnostic tools.
  • Defragment the drive; Disk Defragmenter can be found by right clicking the drive in Windows Explorer and selecting Properties, then Tools.

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