While your computer requires a lot of care and attention, it is the hard drive that is the most integral component. There are things you can do to look after your PC in simple ways, but the hard drive is something that you may feel you have no control over. When it makes a funny noise or you turn it on one day and it refuses to boot you may start to worry that it is on it’s way out. Whether it’s a newer solid-state drive (SSD) or an older version of the hard drive the likelihood is that your hard drive will gradually deteriorate. This is why it’s so important to check the health of your hard drive on a regular basis. How can you do this?