Backup school: Quiz two, answer five

Question #5

Dorian says these die more than anything else in any organization worldwide:

a. Software
b. Employee stock options
c. Hard drives
d. Routers

Were you correct?

The correct answer is:

c. Hard drives

Learn more:

In a personal computer, a hard disk drive (HDD) is the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes the largest amount of data storage for the PC. Although the hard disk drive (often shortened to "hard drive") and the hard disk are not the same thing, they are packaged as a unit and so either term is sometimes used to refer to the whole unit.

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    This was first published in April 2004

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