The life span of hard disk drives can be difficult to predict.

Seagate and Western Digital offer utility and diagnostic programs for hard drives. 

You can use these programs to periodically test the health and file systems of your hard drives.

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When you copy an AWS EC2 snapshot, you can choose to encrypt the copy

Encrypted Snapshots When you copy a snapshot, you can choose to encrypt the copy (if the original snapshot was not encrypted) or you can s...