Our DVR died of hard drive failure the other day. It was like losing a member of the family.
We installed new flooring in our living room which meant moving all the furniture out. Now, I was careful. I’m a computer guy; I know there’s a fragile hard drive in there. I unplugged it, as I was told, and waited far longer than the 10 seconds they say to wait until it’s safe. Then I still treated it with the care I would afford a newborn, gently placing it in a safe location until the flooring project was complete.
When we plugged it back in it told us that the hard drive had failed and that we were essentially screwed.