Data corruption is the unintended transformation of a file or the loss of information which often occurs during reading or writing. The reason may be hardware or software failure, and due to this fact, a file can become partially or completely corrupted, so it will no longer function properly as its bits shall be scrambled or lacking. An image file, for example, will no longer present an accurate image, but a random combination of colors, an archive will be impossible to unpack since its content will be unreadable, etcetera. If this kind of a problem occurs and it's not found by the system or by an administrator, the data will be corrupted silently and when this happens on a drive that is a part of a RAID array where the information is synced between various different drives, the corrupted file shall be copied on all the other drives and the damage will be permanent. A large number of frequently used file systems either don't offer real-time checks or don't have good ones which can detect a problem before the damage is done, so silent data corruption is a common problem on internet hosting servers where substantial amounts of data are kept.

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