How often do hard drives fail? According to a study done by Carnegie Mellon University, a lot more frequently than the manufacturers claim. The study determined that the failure rate for most drivers was between 2% and 4%, and as high as 13% in some scenarios. Since hard drives are mechanical devices spitting on the very high speed, sooner or later they will all eventually crash. It is only a matter of when. When it happens, the degree of problems, sweat and tears you will experience is directly related to how prepared you were for it to begin with.
Do you have a properly done backup that you know can be restored? That’s right, some people have backups but they can not restore them in critical situation for many reasons. Either they have never tested it and it does not work or it was never proper configured to begin with. Are you sure your backups will work?
We know for a fact that our enterprise-class servers are properly backed-up daily in a state-of-the-art, highly-secure data center and we can always recover the date in the matter of minutes if there is a need for it.