What causes data corruption?
October 1, 2004 12:12 AM Subscribe
Causes of data corruption in computers/networks. What modes of data transfer are most likely to cause corruption in a file, and what safeguards exist to prevent that from happening? See more now. See it inside.
posted by shoos to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
For example, which of these is most likely to cause a data error:
- Copying a file from one computer to another across a small home network.
- Downloading from a physically close server on the net (or from one on the other side of the world).
- To a CDR.
- To another location on the same drive.
On top of this, does the available computing power of the machines in question make a significant difference?