Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, refers to computer components and recording media that retain digital data. Data storage is one of the core functions and fundamental components of computers.

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how big is SAN and is it feasible to use it in home

I have seen this add for SAN and its looks cheap for 50TB storage. But i am not sure How big will that be. i mean can it be fit on my computer desk Can i sue with my normal desktop Is it will be ...
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File system robust against random and header damage [on hold]

What file system is the most resistant against header damage or random shrapnelling? I know that NTFS is very fragile in that aspect. For example if MFT is damaged then the whole file structure is ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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File System for virtualization server [closed]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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Deleting Files from Secondary BTSync Client Files remain in Ubuntu VPS but invisible

I installed BTSync on my VPS which is running Ubuntu 13.10. I set up a drop folder where I would transfer my files & that would sync to my home PC. I would then delete things on my home PC (not ...
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How to set up a dev environment in a VDI

My company is trying to set up VDI environments for everyone including database developers. Some of the databases are SQL, others semi-obscure legacy systems. Apparently our hosting company charges a ...
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How to create single large storage drive in Server 2012 (+2tb)

Windows server 2012 running on esxi host, I'd like to create a single data drive 6tb in size (D:) and use a second drive C:\ for for OS. How do I achieve this using storage spaces?
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What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
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KVM images not reading from custom location

In CentOS linux server I have a disk scenario as , A LV with vg0 in it and in that I have created a directory with intention as KVM have to read the images from this location. I have set KVM to read ...
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I dell external usb dvdrw drive model gp60n

I have a dell external usb dvdrw drive model gp60n and i need to know what kind of readable format and what kind of writable format it uses.
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Home FTP storage

Now i have a router Asus RT-N56u and a USB Disk (Samsung M3 portable) for my daily website backups. I am doing compressing with tar for every site folder then sending it via NCFTP to my home usb disk. ...
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Why's Windows keep losing my storage device on reboot?

I've got a machine running Windows 8.1 off a boot SSD, with the SATA spinning media attached via an Adaptec 6405e controller. It works great coming up from a powered off state. However, if a reboot ...
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Storage solution for a company [closed]

I would like to upgrade current storage solution for a small company. Company has around 20 computers and one central server running Hyper-V and several guests in it. There is an Exchange server, SQL ...
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G-Drive Mobile external disk drive - should I use Firewire or USB 3.0?

I have a G-Technology G-Drive mobile 1TB with the option of either connecting via USB 3.0 or Firewire 800, which is the better choice for connecting with my MacBook Pro Early-2011? (In terms of speed ...
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How does video get written to a file?

How does a video get written to a file? Does it get written in sections, like packets of data, or does the file stay "open" with a pure stream of continuous data? I have been searching but I don't ...
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How to write protect microSD card?

My phone is corrupting memory cards while trying to write data. I want to make my microSD read-only or write protect it (even if phone is not the reason). Searching on Google returns the solutions to ...
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How Fake raid communicates with Operating system(Linux)?

I am a programmer, I studied about software, hardware and Fake raid's and I am unable to understand how fake raid communicates with operating system (Linux)? I mean which software layer or driver ...
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Expanding disk space on pfSense running under ESXi

I recently installed pfsense on an ESXi to run as my secondary gateway by assigning a disk space around 30GB. Everything works fine & now I need to expand the disk size to another 50GB for squid ...
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Microdrive suddenly not showing up as storage device

I have a Hitachi Compact Flash Microdrive that my Canon EOS 20D uses to store pictures on. Up until recently, I've been able to put the microdrive in a PCMCIA reader ("PC Card Reader" as described in ...
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SAN vs NAS: How to explain the difference in layman's term?

I am from a software background so I am not really up to date with these storage technology. I am asked this question today and I don't feel like I am able to give a correct answer. Here is my ...
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How to access large volume of shared files?

I am part of a group of engineers that works together on simulations; we are having trouble figuring out how to store/access simulation output files. Each simulation study generates ~20GB of output ...
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My SSD works extremely slow

i need a help. I've bought SSD Toshiba , model : Z1000001 It works a realy realy slow. AHCI is enabled, TRIM also, BIOS updated, all tips from google used, SATA cables and ports tested but still ...
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What's the best and 'fastest' way to secure data on an external HDD?

I have a transcend 1 TB HDD that has some sensitive data in it. I want no one to be able to access that drive. I know that there's an option to encrypt the whole drive but I think it will be ...
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persistiant demand-based client caching for network storage

I'm going to preface this by saying that I really don't know if this is the right venue for this question. Aspects of it could be highly technical, but I would rather stay away from that side of ...
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Windows 7 clean install taking up 71.6gb on my SSD [duplicate]

I installed windows on my SSD as the C:\ drive and it is 71.6gb used out of 111gb. I should note that when I select all the folders in C:\ and right click and view properties of all the folders in ...
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How is my mac full? OmniDisk and disk utility show hardly anything

I have a macbook retina with a 120 GB hard drive. I have a few applications, but I have hardly any videos or music to clog the thing up, but I have only 3 GB available it says. I know there could be ...
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Using Laptop with HDD Inside When Moving in Car

I have recently read that modern hard disk drives dislike any kind of vibrations. So my answer is: is it possible to use a laptop with an HDD inside it without any negative consequences when moving ...
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NAS with DLNA, WiFi and torrents? [closed]

I understand the FAQ discourages asking for recommendations, but I don't think this question will be obsolete anytime soon... I'm looking for a NAS device that has an inbuilt torrent client, a DLNA ...
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Downloading files from zip and extracting suddenly extracts random things?

I recently downloaded a gmod map of 5 mb and I got like 70 gb left as storage. Now I tried extracting the map to the desktop and all of a sudden it says:"Cant extract, need 11.7gb to extract" So I ...
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How do I find the remaining space on an External Drive?

Through terminal on Linux, what exactly would I type to find External HDDs and their remaining storage space?
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How can I automate multiple back-ups of Mac OS, data and archives?

I would like to automatically back up my Mac OS, Data on the Mac, and also Archived data that I only keep on an external storage device (because the mac has limited storage itself). I imagine the ...
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Single storage setup for multiple users

I have a relative who employs several people for data entry and stuff. Currently, he has 3 employees, each with his own computer, but wants to expand with 2-3 more computers. What he is fearing is ...
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Optimizing SSD storage usage on an SSD (primary/boot) & HDD (secondary storage) combined desktop

Second question ever posted here, and this one has been on my mind a while... I built a computer at the end of the last summer; I'm using a Samsung 120GB SSD as the boot drive, and a Western Digital ...
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How can I utilise unused space on a large network in a decentralised yet resilient manner?

I administrate a large windows network and I would like to make use of the unused space on the workstations, is there a free way to do this? Let's say we have: 200 Windows workstations each with ...
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Why are consumer grade RAID controlers MORE expensive than complete external array solutions and are they compatible?

I'm looking at consumer grade ESATA DAS solutions for my home lab. I use vmware workstation with mucho VMs currently all stored on the same 1TB 7200 RPM SATA disc- performance is pretty terrible as ...
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SQL Server - Database with strange storage space

I have a strange problem with one SQL server database: The database takes 180GBs on disk, with no space available; while the only table it contains should use only sth like 25GBs: EDIT: database ...
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Where is my disk space going?

I have a 1TB partition mounted with all my local non-program data in it, and it was showing as only having <250 GB of space left. So I went to do what I usually do, move the worst of it onto my ...
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Track down flash drives that my laptop has accessed

I have some personal information stored on my laptop, and I suspect that somebody had copied them onto an USB portable flash drive. Is there any method by which I can track down a list of flash drives ...
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Why doesn't SSD lose their data when the computer is turned off?

If I understand correctly, both RAM and SSD's use flash memory. SSD's use NAND flash memory though. When RAM loses it's electric current , it loses all the data. Why don't SSD's lose their data the ...
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Preserving a hard disk, plugged or unplugged from power?

We have a few hard disks we use as data backup. We keep them in a cool store room until they are needed (we manually copy data into them). These data aren't exactly critical, we won't shed a single ...
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Upgrading storage spaces pool in multiples of column

I've done some research on Windows Storage Spaces, and I'd like to confirm some of what I'm planning is correct. I'm setting up a 3x 3TB pool (parity), with three columns. Eventually, I plan on ...
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What is best online Archival site not backups for big personal data [closed]

I am looking for online site where i can upload / Archive my data so that i can browse from web to have a look at what i have and in case i need it somewhere else then i can download it. I don't want ...
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Partition that spans multiple disks

I want to have one partition that will span multiple disks. I don't care about redundancy but in case one of the disks fails i still want to be able to access the data that is not on the damaged disk. ...
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Storage disk format to use to be utilised by all OS [duplicate]

Aiming to have a large internal HDD to store files, and several OSes on separate disks. They all need to read and write to one storage drive. Ubuntu (13.04+) Mac OSX (10.8+) Windows (7+) What ...
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System Volume Information folder on D drive… But System Protection not enabled for that drive?

I'm running Windows 8.1, and have a 240GB SSD for my C drive and a 2TB HDD for a D drive. On the D drive, there is a System Volume Information folder taking up 380GB... I'd like to reduce or ...
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How can I use a different location, other than my C drive, to store my programs and desktop?

I got a SSD which has enough room to run my OP and install my drivers. I want to know how to put C:\Users......\Desktop in a new location like D:\Desktop. I also want to do the same with Programs and ...
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Is SSD a good medium for long term storage? [duplicate]

Is ssd drives a good medium for long term backup storage? say i filled an ssd and stored it in some dark drye place, how long would it last? if not, which medium has the best shelf life for long term ...
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usb storage attached to windows SBS is not readable when plugged directly to windows desktop

I was wondering if windows SBS did some sort of different format other than ntfs that would make my usb storage (16tb drobo) readable only to the server If I unplug the usb and take it over to my win ...
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Rackmount HDD storage [closed]

Looking into some storage solutions for a small server. I've got a Mac mini running OS X server providing open directory accounts for all my machines (which are 98% OS X save two Windows machines). ...
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Windows 8 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology No Accelerate Tab - Move EFI Recovery Partition to HDD

i have followed few posts in here regarding no accelerate tab in Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, and i am having similar issue. when i installed windows-8, the recovery and efi partitions ...