Reasons Why Computer Storage Media Fails

When computer storage devices fail, there are a number of reasons what has caused the failure. There are two main types of failure, each with several sub types of failure. The two main problems are.

  • Logical problems or Software Problems
    These problems are associated with data itself, for example deleted file.

  • Physical problems or Hardware Problems
    These problems are associated with the physical storage device, e.g. the hard disk or memory card is not recognized, or is running very slow.