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(computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)

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Hard disk failures can be catastrophic; they can necessitate three days of downtime while a replacement drive arrives and is installed, and a backup tape restores the data.
In the event of hard disk failure or disk corruption, a Casper bootable backup can be used immediately as either a temporary or permanent replacement for the original hard disk.
The advantage of this service is that the customers' work does not get hampered by the disk failure.
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Combined with exceptional service and support throughout planning, implementation and operation phases, we benefit from a storage infrastructure that is proactively monitored by Dell and covered by a four hour on-site service support in the instance of any hard disk failure.
The integrated software system is comprised of the ARAID SNMP agent and the AdventNet OpManager 5 system for use on networked computers and enterprise servers to alert operators of disk failure and operation status.
The computer notifies you of disk failure and continues to operate without interruption.
If a user's PC is stolen, has a hard disk failure, or is disabled from a virus or malware attack, Rebit Pro enables the full system (data, applications, and system software and settings) to be restored from a user-selected point-in-time recovery point.
Thus, mitigating exposure time for possible secondary disk failure is of paramount importance.
The utility automates the task of detecting and evaluating vital warning signs of impending disk failure, providing an early warning to save server and desktop data before disaster strikes.