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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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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Why 1 byte is 8 bit? [closed]

In most cases we refer 1 byte as 8 bits. Why? Is this by definition or has historical reasons? Why don't we use only kilobit, megabit, gigabit (or more specifically kibibit, mebibit, gibibit)? Why ...
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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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Managing disk in a VM

I'm replacing my two old rack servers with a new one that has plenty of power to take over the functionality my current servers. The server is a 4U rack mount with 16 3.5" SAS drive bays, two 2.5" ...
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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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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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One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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How do I remove photos from iTunes?

I'm uploading all of the pictures from my iTunes to Picasa. Afterwards, I would like to delete all of the photos off of the phone, and the local copies stored in iTunes (I need the disk space). I want ...
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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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Can a SAN allow concurrent write access to the same file from several servers?

I am sorry, but know virtually nothing about SAN. If we have two or more (heterogeneous Linux) servers connected to a SAN: is it possible to allocate the same storage area (i.e. file system) to all ...
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Mounting a USB device to more than one machine at once?

Is it possible, using a Y or similar arrangement, to mount a USB device to more than one machine at once? I realize a NAS or similar would be preferable, but if it were possible to mount en external ...
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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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Can I mount a volume at /Users on OS X?

I'm considering purchasing a SSD for my Macbook Pro. Unfortunately, I can't afford a large one, so I'm thinking of moving the current hard drive to the optical bay. On a Linux system, I would mount ...
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How do I reduce the disk consumption of windows?

On my XP box, my C:\ is running low on space, and after a massive amount of updates, my Windows directory is consuming 10 GB of storage - of that: 4 GB is in the Installer subdirectory or children ...
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Shared storage that doesn't involve installing software for the share

Is there any storage provider that can allow shared storage without the person allocated shared rights having to install any software? The reason for this request is that I wish my father who is a ...
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Why SAS SSDs are better than SATA SSDs? Or…not really? [closed]

I read a lot about the differences between Serial ATA, Serial-Attached SCSI and Near-Line SAS. I understood that SATA drives are mainly used in client computers, enterprise archive storage arrays, ...
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How much CPU power and RAM will I need in a 10 disk array?

I'm planning to build a low-power storage server with many drives. Can I put an Atom based board into this machine? Or even ARM? Will a weak CPU cut into my throughput? What about RAM? I am planning ...
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Does an IMAP email client use local disk space?

I wonder if I use some email client like Thunderbird with IMAP protocol, would it consume storage on my hard drive? As I know every time I check my emails, they will be first downloaded to my ...
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Film-archive storage hardware [closed]

My client has an archive of roughly 5,000 independent films, which vary in file size from 1GB to 5GB. All of these films are currently on disk, however, and the client wants a machine capable of ...
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What do organizations use for email storage and collaboration? [closed]

Our client has a need to store emails for all time, and have them accessible via a web-based application. Users will need to file emails to appropriate folders so that the entire organization has ...
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How can HDD capacity be so large, but the form factor stay the same? [closed]

I just purchased two 3TB USB 3 external drives at a great price. I am going to extract the drives for NAS use. In doing this, I became curious as to the capacity evolution and how the ability to ...
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What is the function of the four pins on my SSD?

While searching for an answer, I found this question on SU what is the purpose of this 4 pin interface on sata hdds and why doesnt it exist on SSDs? Well, on my Kingston HyperX SSD drive, they do ...
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Lifetime of eMMC device

I have better knowledge about the NAND and NOR memory devices as I'm currently working with them. Now I have heard that eMMC device is going to be used in one of my upcoming project. What is the ...
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How do I make my own online storage server?

I have an external hard drive and I want to make it accessible on the web for a few friends so they can backup more easily. I use Windows 7 Pro. What would be the best, simplest and most secure ...
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File Storage NAS - Do i need to replicate in addition to RAID 5

I am going to buy a NAS server soon. I am pretty sure I know the one I am going to get. It can hold 4 hard drives. If I RAID 5 then I will have about 8gigs of storage. I understand if there is ...
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Hard drive capacity on Windows server 2008 r2 not fully recognized [duplicate]

I am running Server 2008 release 2. I am almost out of hard drive space on the c partition. It is a 40 gig partition that is reporting 2.3 gig of free space. When I examine the properties of each ...
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Blu-ray BD-R: Would you physically store it in a CaseLogic Wallet pocket?

I keep several backup copies of my material and files. For my DVDs, one set of copies is kept in a CaseLogic wallet folder pack, so that I can easily move this around when visiting friends, family or ...
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Is it true that a hard drive need to be used once in a while to stay alive?

I have heard someone saying that someone else said hard-disks need to be "moved" once in a while, meaning it has to spin or data has to read or written to once in a while or something like that. I am ...
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Home Backup Storage Configuration

I'm in the planning phase of overhauling backups at home. Currently, I use CrashPlan Free to backup all the machines to an external hard drive on a server running Server 2008R2. Since this external ...
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Some files are being corrupt in external hard drive

I have the LaCie Hard Disk Max 2TB . I've noticed that some of my files (in very rare cases) are corrupted in this storage . Most of them are songs (.m4a , .mp3) . The only option was to find again ...
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How much data storage capacity will be lost converting from FAT32 to NTFS?

I want to convert my 1TB (931GB) and 2TB (1.81TB) external hard drives from FAT32 to NTFS file system to support larger files. I've done some research on how to do it but before I decide if I should ...
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Real-time hard-drive space usage logging software?

I'm looking for a (Windows 7-compatible) tool that monitors and logs continuously how the space on my hard-drive is used. I use Windows and my hard-drive is overflowing with automatically downloaded ...
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Should I encrypt a hardware RAID5 on my homeserver? How? [closed]

For my homeserver, I am planning on getting a RAID 5 with four 3TB drives (9 TB usable space). Now I am wondering whether I should encrypt this RAID. The danger of someone getting physical access to ...
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Virtualbox: is my partition dynamic or not?

I'm using Virtualbox on a macosx host and unfortunately my hosted system, a linux mint installation, has run out of space. I thought it was dynamic but evidently it is not. It is a vdi filesystem. In ...
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How can I store thousands of CDs?

I bought a bunch of blank CDs that came in packs of 1,000 discs wrapped in plastic, without cake-boxes. Now I need to find a good way to store them all. Are (empty) cake-boxes available for purchase? ...
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how do I know if the number of inodes are already taken?

According to what I have read here http://www.linux.org/article/view/intro-to-inodes, the inode structure occuppies 1% of the storage unit size. Besides, it may happen (if I recall correctly due to a ...
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How to automatically eject external drive after Time Machine runs

I have a MacBook Pro which I regularly dock to an external monitor. I have my mouse, keyboard, and iPhone dock, and an external hard drive connected via a USB hub so that I only have to make one USB ...
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Intel SASWT4I SAS/SATA Controller

I want to assemble a cheap storage sytem based on the Norco RPC-4020 Case. When searching for controllers I found this one: Intel® RAID Controller SASWT4I This is a quote form the Spec Sheet: ...
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Long life storage devices [closed]

Which is the best storage device for long life(to preserve the data for more time)? Is it pen-drive or DVD or Hard disk? Or is it any other than these three? I also want to know why one is better ...
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One unknown drive in previously operational RAID5 array

I have a RAID5 array on my computer, 3X 200GB sata drives. Everything has worked great forever but all of a sudden when I turn it on the BIOS shows that only two of the three drives are functioning. ...
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Azure Storage for Mac?

Can anyone recommend a good Azure Storage Explorer for Mac? I downloaded CyberDuck but does not seem to connect to Azure at all. For some reason it puts an @ character in the URL. eg. ...
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Shadow backup not available

We are using windows server 2003 R2. In the server we have enabled the shadow backup for 4 drives& that can be accessible from any of client pcs. But in one windows 7 home pc we cannot access ...
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creating shared storage space for linux build on 32 GB USB

I'm building LFS to a 32 GB USB key and I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some information on how to format my USB key to meet the following requirements: when ...
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How much space (GB) occupied by transmitting video?

I'm asking this question for a client and unfortunately have limited information. Let's assume I have an HD video that I am transmitting online to someone else at 26.5 Mpbs (megabits per second). ...
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How information is stored?

In the old times 8 bit information and 8 bit computers got along well There was an ASCII of 8 bits so a single byte is a single char and a single and whole position in memory/disk then came 16 bit, ...
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RAID how many hdds can you add [closed]

So I'm looking to build something for storing files, and my question is how many hdd's a raid can hold? can I have a raid with a capacity of 100.000 TB or so? I don't know how you would connect so ...
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Memory addresses on disk

If i had 160 GB of hard drive on a 32 bit OS what is the largest possible memory address? and if a 32 bit pointer can map upto 4 GB of memory how is it possible to map an address above 4 GB?
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Can magnets used in boxes affect CD/DVD discs?

I've had a paranoid fear that any magnet would wreck a CD/DVD. A while back, I got a bunch of Puela Magi Madoka Magica rings and necklaces, the boxes they came in open up like a book. It has a flap ...
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Options to expand storage

I was browsing through external storage enclosures and I read that some enclosures are not supported by the eSATA port on the motherboard if it does not have port multiplier functionality. I found ...