media failure

Definitions

Electronics

  • The condition in which a computer storage medium, such as a hard disk or DVD, no longer performs the function it was intended to, or is not able to do so at a level that equals or exceeds established minimums. May be due, for instance, to a hard disk crash, or a defect in a recorded surface.
  • The condition in which a computer is not able to read and/or write to a storage medium.
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