"Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive, there is always a chance the device will fail and take all your data with it.
These are five tell-tale signs that usually point to a hard drive failure in the near future.
- Intermittent file corruption or missing files - Hard drives store data in a specific place that is then later used to retrieve the data when you need it. If the drive is failing, your computer might display an icon for a file, but won’t be able to open it. Instead the computer randomly returns an error that the data is invalid or corrupt..."