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Data readability refers to the ability to process the information on a computer system or device other than the one that initially created the digital information or on which it is currently stored. Typically, nonreadability involves some aspect of an older storage device (a tape or disk) that makes it physically incompatible with existing equipment. This hardware obsolescence occurs when storage devices and media used today become incompatible with those developed in the future.

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