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Sadly, like the pet hamster that meets its demise so too will your Hard Drive -- eventually. The trick is spotting the symptoms before the hard drive crashes permanently, taking all of your irreplaceable data with it. Things to look out for are if your computer keeps freezing up. If the computer says your drives are not found or formatted. Also, if it makes a weird clicking noise when booting up. As a precaution it's always a good idea to back up precious data & applications on CDs -- just in case.