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ttsiod writes "The way storage quality has been nose-diving in the last years,
you'll inevitably end up losing data because of bad sectors. Backing up,
using RAID and version control repositories are some of the methods used to cope ;
here's another that can help prevent data loss in the face of bad sectors:
your files with Reed-Solomon codes. It is a software-only method,
and it has saved me from a lot of grief..." Link to Original Source
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