hardware failure

hardware failure

A malfunction within the electronic circuits or electromechanical components (disks, tapes) of a computer system. Recovery from a hardware failure requires repair or replacement of the offending part. Contrast with software failure.
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"It doesn't matter if loss or lack of access to data is caused by hardware failure, a cyber-attack, or even an employee gone rogue.
Durham, NC, July 08, 2019 --(PR.com)-- While most organizations back up critical data in case of hardware failure or natural disaster, many lack adequate protection against attacks from cybercriminals that can lead to financial ruin.
The modulator also has an RF input that can be connected to a backup transponder, which can then be routed to the main output in case of a hardware failure on the main transponder.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is appealing to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to immediately fix a major hardware failure that affected the tax agency.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the department said that one of the Government Web Hosting Service storage systems suffered a hardware failure. DICT added that the affected websites will be back up after maintenance work.
The proclamation was signed when 117 government websites were not accessible when one of the Government Web Hosting Service storage systems suffered a hardware failure.
More than 100 government websites were down on Tuesday due to a server hardware failure.
Visa users complained about the issue, the result of a hardware failure, on social media.
First Tennessee Bank customers had to face a technical glitch after a weekend hardware failure left them with no access to funds.
A report by Motherboard suggested that the hardware failure was caused by the loud sound of inert gas being released from its cylinders, which in turn caused sound wave vibrations that destroyed dozens of hard drives.
Of the organizations EMC surveyed, 45% cited hardware failure as the biggest cause for data loss or unplanned system downtime--down from 53% in 2014--and 34% cited power loss and hardware failure.