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A Few Disturbing Data Tidbits

Don't think those bucks spent on data security and protection are paying off? 

Just consider these few factoids about computer data loss from Data Deposit Box:

  • A hard drive crashes every 15 seconds
  • 32% of data loss is caused by human error
  • 25% of lost data is due to the failure of a portable drive
  • 44% of data loss caused by mechanical failures
  • 1 in 5 computers suffer a fatal hard drive crash during their lifetime
  • The overall average failure rate of disk and tape drives is 100% - all
    drives eventually fail

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