Data corruption is the unintentional modification of a file or the losing of info which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason could be hardware or software fail, and as a consequence, a file could become partially or fully corrupted, so it'll no longer work as it should since its bits will be scrambled or lost. An image file, for instance, will no longer show a true image, but a random mix of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack for the reason that its content will be unreadable, etc. In the event that such an issue occurs and it is not found by the system or by an admin, the data will be corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive that is part of a RAID array where the data is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be reproduced on all of the other drives and the damage will become long term. A large number of popular file systems either do not offer real-time checks or do not have high quality ones that will detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a very common problem on hosting servers where huge volumes of information are kept.
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