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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Why Can't I Fit 2GB of Video onto 4GB DVD?

I have 15 X 20 minute videos (174MB each = 2.61GB total). I'd like to burn them onto a 4.7GB DVD but my software tells me there's not enough space on the disc. What can I do to make these videos fit? ...
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What is wrong with my hard drive? When I try to shrink it a volume, it says “The volume you have selected to shrink may be corrupted.”

I was trying to multi-boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. I was already on 7 and I make a new partition like usual and I install Windows 10 like usual (I guess the only unusual part was that I accidentally ...
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Remap cPanel Default Directory for Storing Files

I am looking at Digital Ocean's block storage as a potential way to scale a web server running cPanel's storage of all the public web content uploaded by users. After formatting and mapping the drive ...
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How to set up FreeNAS to use mirrored vdevs?

I'm setting up a home-use FreeNAS - storage of photos, media, laptop backups and so forth for a pair of users and half a dozen laptops, phones, tablets. I have 4x 3TB drives. I'm deciding on the drive/...
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VMWare Shared Storage not Syncing File Changes

So, I am experimenting with a couple VM's. Both are fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installs, no updates, no vmware tools. Both are able to read and write to this SharedTest.vmdk, while both are running. What I ...
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Multiple SAS Controllers

I am in the process of creating a custom server for which I have the ability to have over 20 HDD's in this device. I want t be able to make good use of a large number of 2TB and 3TB HDD's I have. ...
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Windows 10 - Two-drive JBOD with dedicated parity drive for third?

I'm moving to a standalone Windows 10 Pro install because unRAID VM was not playing well with my hardware. My goal was to have two 2tb drives acting as a JBOD with a third 2tb drive acting as a parity ...
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Adaptec 1220SA RAID 1 degraded - should I try to rebuild?

I've got an old Windows 8.1 PC with an old RAID 1 array and a very low-end Adaptec 1220SA RAID controller. Adaptec Storage Manager (screenshot #1 below) shows one drive failed, the other OK. There's ...
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How can I make a hard drive copy its contents to another hard drive in real time? [duplicate]

I'm using an old pc as a storage space and I have two 2TB HDD drives. I want to use them in a way that when I place a file or a picture in hard drive 1, the same files are saved in hard drive 2 in ...
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PC Storage not adding up? [duplicate]

I have used around 350GB of my 1TB (930GB) storage device. The problem is it says I only have 65GB of space left on the storage and that does not add up. I know there is hidden files and I did all the ...
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Synology 716+II DSM cannot join to the Domain

We just newly bought Synology 716+II NAS Storage, All went well but problem came when I want to join the NAS to our Domain. The thing is, The DSM shows "Failed to join the Domain" but when I go to our ...
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Expanding storage on a soft RAID10

From what I understand this is possible, but I can't find a straight answer anywhere about how exactly to go about it, and I don't want to risk losing data experimenting with it myself so I'm asking ...
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Can't find what is filling up hard drive [duplicate]

I have a computer I am working on, it says the drive is almost full and it goes up and down in space randomly but when I run Windrstat it doesn't show what is taking up space. When I right click on ...
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Should I distribute my drives across different SATA controllers?

I have an Asus motherboard which comes with both the AMD SB950 chipset (6 ports) and also an ASMedia 1061 storage controller (2 ports). I also have: 1 SSD drive for Windows 1 HD for Linux 2 HDDs ...
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Does anyone know if an onboard RAID chip (LSI MegaRAID) the maximum drive it can support?

I have an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard, which has an onboard LSI MegaRAID chip. Anybody know how many drives it support. Looked up the manual, but it does not say. Also, if I get a dedicated RAID ...
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Missing Storage

I am using a Raid1 1.2TB storage on my HP server but when I type df --total -BG I get a total of 32GB only! : Filesystem 1G-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/rootvg-root ...
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Confusion with storage capacity (powers of 10 and 2) [duplicate]

I was taking a look at a HDD and I found a document (from Toshiba, link: 2.5-Inch SATA HDD mq01abdxxx) that says: "One Gigabyte (1GB) means 10^9 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer ...
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Troubles using a internal hard drive as storage on my Windows 7 machine

Recently I plugged my Ubuntu hard drive into my machine again and since I never ever actually use Ubuntu I just erased Ubuntu so that Windows would detect the drive since it's empty. Apparently, that'...
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Unique ID of storage device

I've come across license systems that are somehow tied to the storage medium. While basing this on the UUID on the filesystem is fairly straightforward, I do not believe this is the case (see below). ...
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Where is data corruption during copying files likely to happen?

Assuming both the source and target devices are in good working order, where is corruption most likely to happen (if it does)? For example, suppose that I'm backing up stuff from an internal HD to an ...
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Looking for Clarification on Binary Prefix Logic / History vs. SI Prefix

Recently I've looked into the SI and Binary prefixes used for digital storage / computing in general, and I'm still not sure I understand the logic behind the Binary prefix (actual question at the ...
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Best Way to check ACTUAL space on SD/microSD card

In the past I have read some posts by users that they have purchased a SD card from a generic vendor in another country. Although the SD/microSD card may state that it holds 128GB/512GB, the actual ...
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SD Card as Permanent Storage?

Is it safe to use an SD card as a permanent secondary storage for my laptop (by letting it be there, without removing it regularly)? I don't know how SD card hardware is internally different from an ...
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Will a laptop with a PCI-E Gen3x 4 SSD slot make any kind of SSD (even non-PCI-E ones) faster than a laptop without such an SSD slot? [closed]

Will a PCI-E slot will speed up any kind of SSD (SATA, m.2 etc.)? If I put a PCIe SSD inside a regular M.2 SSD slot, will I reap the speed of a PCIe SSD? Or would it be slower than if I put the PCIe ...
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How should I format backup media for space efficiency? [closed]

In my working environment based on Linux, we use some 2-8TB disks for backup storage. Most files are around 50-500MB. Each file is written once, and rarely read. The writing is not frequent. In this ...
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Cloud Drive alternatives (Bitcasa) [closed]

So I've been using a company called Bitcasa to store my data in the cloud. Recently got an email stating they are shutting down their personal packages and that I need to move my data. I had been ...
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What Filesystem or raid-like structure can I use for broken / dying hard drives?

Story: I have a 3TB Hard drive that is failing. I have recovered everything I want from it. Gradually, it is becoming more and more unusable as sectors on it become unstable (re-allocated sectors and ...
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MicroSD card is write protected

I have a 32 GB Lexar microSD which had been working perfectly for the past 3 months on my phone. But recently I noticed I am unable to write new files to the SD Card. I tried to format it from my ...
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Connect TV to wireless network to play media files from network storage

I have a Western Digital MyBook external network hard drive connected to my router and part of my wireless network. I can access it from my laptop (Windows 7) and my phone (Samsung galaxy S4) and my ...
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Need help choosing a storage configuration for a GIS workstation

I am currently building a workstation for a GIS friend. I feel comfortable choosing all of the other specs but would like help choosing what to do for the storage. Original thought was to choose a ...
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Is there a program that can expand a hard drive partition by adding online storage?

I want to enlarge a local partition by adding online storage but I know no such provider. I use Win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. On Ubuntu I only have 15 GB left on my largest partition. Is it possible to ...
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Device Mapper partitions on RHEL

I've 2 HP Proliant DL 380 Gen8 servers. RHEL 5.10 is running on them. The servers are in cluster. In my cluster configuration I've defined my clustered services to be mounting on partitions defined on ...
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Change Windows storage size measurement from 1024 to 1000?

Is there a way to change the way Windows calculates storage size/capacity? I've recently got myself a 2TB drive only to discover Windows reports it as being 1.81TB. I know why, this goes back years ...
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Windows Drive Name After Z? [duplicate]

I was wondering what will be the drive name used after Z:? I am planning to mount few virtual drives on my Windows machine and also have a plan to create few drives out of my existing 2TB HDD. My ...
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Using a windows thunderbolt motherboard PC to connect to Pegasus Raid formatted for Mac

I currently store my Lightroom Catalog on a MacBook Pro, and use a thunderbolt connector to a Pegasus2 R2+ Raid storage disk for the full image files. I'm thinking of getting another PC which has a ...
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How can I compress a large file on an already-full disk? [closed]

I have a full disk containing a large file that I want to compress to free up space. Most compression programs require me to have enough free space on the disk to store the compressed file alongside ...
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Deleting files on a Windows 7 system takes MUCH longer than it should

I have 6 systems which are running as VM's and they are identically configured. The config has: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 Processor: Interl(R) Core(TM) i7-5600 CPU @ 2.60GHz RAM: 8.00 GB System Type: ...
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Can I mirror a system drive to a partition?

I have a 240GB SSD with the system and I'd like to make daily copies of it onto a partition on a bigger HDD. I am aware od RAID, but it requires me to use whole drives, and of typical backup solutions,...
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Increase storage allocated to Linux directory

I've a challenge I simply can't Google. I manage a Mail server that currently urgently needs more disk space. The partitioning is as follows; Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted ...
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Where are file/folder names stored?

If I were to have a file with no data in it, it would be 0 bytes. However the file I have just created has a file name. Where and how is that data stored on the drive? Is there a difference between ...
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Starting data on a freshly bought storage drive?

I just bought a 480 GB SSD drive, and started by cloning my old HDD drive's content over. However, a lot of the sectors were unreadable and so I ended up aborting it. To get rid of this half-written ...
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How come my disk utility shows that more space is being used compared to my terminal/OmnidiskSweeper? What is the hidden space DaisyDisk shows?

I have a 120 GB apple harddrive. Disk utility shows there is 119.36 GB being used but my terminal (as well as OmniDiskSweeper) only finds 104 GB. Even though I am administrator, I understand there is ...
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At work I have 3 desktop machines, how do I transfer files between them fast [closed]

At work I have 3 desktop machines. How do I transfer files between them fast? Should I buy a small switch or hub and connect the three desktops together? If I buy a switch would it be best to by a ...
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Merge a cloud/virtual storage with a local?

When my local storage /dev/sda1 is almost taken, I would like to increase the size of a partition using storage space I have in the cloud e.g. dropbox, google drive or similar. Is it possible to do ...
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Memory card as a secondary drive for asus x 205ta laptop

since only 13 gb is been provided by asus as an internal storage, i wish to extend it using a sdxc 32/64 gb class 10 memory card,is it a wise choice,if not any suggestions,thanks in advance.
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Storage Controllers QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter

I am new to Fibre channel and looking to implement it in my lab I have R900 with QLE2462-DELL Device Manager shows these as Storage Controllers Network Connections doesn't show them, i think ...
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Incoherent disk space used on OSX

Running iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, I can see: 351.21 GB used by Apps according to Storage tab 159.24 GB used on disk according to Disk Info Why is that so much ...
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confusing, seemingly unpractical Linux disk partitioning scheme

Below is the output of df -h on our Redhat linux system. $ df -h /dev/mapper/vg_d0-lv_root 50G 41G 5.9G 88% / tmpfs 12G 0 12G 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 ...
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Windows 10 HDD to SSD for primary partition [duplicate]

Just upgraded boot partition to a 480gb SSD and its so much quicker, but.. Now my primary partition is divided as followed. [111.16GB System Reserved][224.53GB NTFS][111.333GB Recovery Partition] It ...
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What kind of wear does writing and deleting large volumes of data put on storage devices?

The title pretty much says it all. What kind of wear does writing and deleting large volumes of data put on an HDD? What about a SSD? Will it affect lifespan, speed, or efficiency? When I say large ...