Bit Rot: How Hard Drives And SSDs Die Over Time
How-To Geek, March 18th, 2020
March 18, 2020,
Volume 264, Issue 3

Computer storage is both a blessing and a curse. We can store terabytes of photos, documents, and more at home

"But that data is more precarious than we might assume thanks to a phenomenon known as bit rot or data degradation.

Hard Drives and SSDs Don't Last Forever

Take a hard drive and an SSD and bury them with a book in a time capsule for 100 years. You can bet the book will be legible when it resurfaces, but the storage drives? Good luck...'"

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