Using your computer’s Power button improperly, or pulling the plug, can lead to serious data loss. by Leo A. Notenboom http://askleo.com/5345 #askleo #shutdown Related Posts Will a power loss cause data loss on SSDs? - When the power goes out, data loss can happen. Fortunately, it's not more prevalent for Solid State Drives. No matter what kind of a drive you get, you should always protect yourself. Another story of data loss, and what could have been - I repaired a friend's machine's hard disk failure, only to discover something much, much worse: data loss. External Hard Disk Not Recognized? A Story of Data Loss. - I hear from people with inaccessible external drives frequently. The frustrating part is how often those drives contain the only copy of important data. Can a Defrag Cause Data Loss? - Normally, a defrag operation will not cause data loss. Unfortunately, if there's a pre-existing problem, a defrag could bring data loss to the surface.