Data corruption is one of the most annoying things that can happen to your files. It’s a hassle when you’re about to use a stored file from a long time ago and you get an error message. Corrupted files can still be sometimes restored to their original form. However, not all of it can be saved.
Data gets corrupted when a storage medium like a USB flash drive or external hard drive has bad storage blocks or sectors. This happens when the file storage medium reaches its maximum read and write cycles. External hard drives have a system that reduces corrupted data. When bad sectors form, the data stored in that area is moved to spare sectors. However, when the spare sectors ran out, data can eventually get corrupted and be unusable. To protect your files, consider getting an online media storage service. This lets you store files in a remote server with redundant storage disks. This helps protect your data from corruption and possible loss.
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