• bit rot

    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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    Legacy storage is traditional storage hardware that is older and sometimes no longer sold by its vendor.

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    The most efficient use of capacity stems from proactive, granular monitoring and strategies that increase allocation flexibility.

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