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Most hard drives have a lifespan of three to five years. Have you checked yours lately?

Old drives often contain precious memories, but to keep them you have to maintain them. Here’s what the experts say about how to do it

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If you’re anything like me, you probably have a bunch of hard drives sitting at the back of a seldom-used drawer somewhere in your home. They likely contain an assortment of photos and videos, important (and not-so-important) documents, old laptop back-ups, and music, TV and movie files.

Maybe you intend to sort through them, keeping the good stuff and discarding the chaff. But perhaps that exercise feels a bit boring and overwhelming, so it keeps being relegated to the endless tomorrow.

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