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    LUN management is the process of assigning, provisioning and overseeing logical unit numbers (LUNs) across a storage environment.

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    A spindle is a shaft that holds rotating hard disk drive (HDD) platters in place. The term is also often used to refer to a single HDD.

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    Bit rot is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption.

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