Here are some good practices you can adopt to have a more stable performance for your hard disk data drives, SSD, laptops, desktops, network attached storage (NAS), RAID and servers.
To prevent overheating, check to ensure the fans are working well and all the ventilation are not blocked so that your NAS, desktops, laptops and servers are running cool. For laptops, it is a wise investment to have additional fans and cooling pads when using them.
Avoid unplugging the USB hard drive abruptly without first ejecting it from the computer.
When travelling around with laptops, it’s best to shut it down completely before doing so and keep it in the laptop bag to protect it.