Data corruption is the accidental change of a file or the losing of information that usually occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software failure, and due to this fact, a file may become partially or entirely corrupted, so it'll no longer function as it should as its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer display an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack as its content will be unreadable, and so on. In the event that this kind of an issue occurs and it isn't identified by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and if this happens on a disk drive which is part of a RAID array where the info is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all other drives and the damage will be long term. Numerous widely used file systems either don't have real-time checks or do not have good ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a rather common matter on hosting servers where substantial amounts of information are kept.

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