BurnWorld.com: All Data Storage Hardware Will Fail (Eventually)


by Rob Boirun for BurnWorld.com

Modern businesses depend heavily on the integrity of their data. For many types of businesses, the data IS the business. If that data becomes corrupted or lost it can have a huge impact on your business, and that impact can be felt in a variety of different areas within the business. Because of this, creating offline and online backups of your business’s precious data is of paramount importance. Here are a few reasons why online backups in particular are something you need to be doing for your business.

Everything Fails Eventually

While modern data storage hardware is generally fairly reliable, it will all fail eventually. Murphy’s Law is something that all hardware is subject to. Hard drives are mechanical devices which use magnetic disks spinning at high speed to store and access your data. There are many things that can go wrong with both the mechanical components and the electronic circuitry, and any of these things can result in your data becoming severely corrupted. And optical drives such as DVD Burners and Blu-Ray burners are not immune either. The optical disks that hold your data can easily become scratched or lost.

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