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 type of cable do I need to connect to this storage box

I have this Hitachi Storage box (Hitachi DF600-RKAJAT Hard Drive Array): It has fiber drives, and I have a Fiber channel card like this: How can I join them?
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Does a router USB port means it supports NAS?

My ISP will be sending me a SmartRG SR505n modem/router and I see from the specs that it has a USB 2.0 port. Does this mean that it supports adding a NAS (my extrenal HDD for example?). I checked the ...
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How can i manage10 SATA drives separately with same speed as DAS

I have 10 External USB drives attached with my desktop. Each has its own power and USB cable + USB extension/extender. Its looking very messy and i am thinking of opening the case and then take out ...
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What type of hard drives can be used in storage server [closed]

First of all i am not asking for any shopping Recommendation but i want to know about this product on ebay ...
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Mount usb storage on Nexus 4 from Ntfs

How do I mount usb storage to fat32 or exFat on Nexus 4? Many of the mounter apps I tried specified app not compatible for Nexus 4 in the description itself. I could connect my mouse through OTG cable ...
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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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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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Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?

From what I understand, USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) are based on similar technologies, NAND flash memory. But, USB flash drives are usually quite slow, with a read and write speed ...
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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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How to set up a dev environment in a VDI [closed]

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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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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What is the “drive level/low space” warning threshold for Windows 7?

What is the limit for the theshold for Windows 7 to trigger a "low space" warning? (here indicated by the red bar) and is it customiseable? I think it is 10% but I am not sure and can't find any ...
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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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Can I connect my camera to my computer via USB and take pictures/video directly to my hard drive?

Currenly, I can take pictures and video with my Canon Powershot, and then upload them to my computer's hard drive. I'd like to bypass my memory card altogether, and store media directly to my iMac. ...
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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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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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Dropbox + truecrypt + svn or something else?

I would like a solution for cloud storage with the following demand: Secure, (only trust myself and not even the cloud storage provider) Support for versioning Compression Is these combination the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does RAID5 work? [duplicate]

In a raid 5 setup, you get 4 TB of usable space out of 3 x 2 TB disks. How is that possible? Simple minded as I am, I would think that you need 4TB to store your things, and use the remaining 2TB for ...
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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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Finding out number of bytes read/written in Windows for the day?

Is there a way to determine how many bytes were read or written in Windows (by all programs, including Windows itself) in, say an hour or 24 hours? For example, I need to know the bytes written ...
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Size of Linux VM XL local disk space

I want to create a Linux VM server but I don't know what is the default disk size when you create the new server.
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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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How do I count the bytes outputted by another program in Bash/Linux?

Say I have a program that writes to a bunch of places on the filesystem. It runs from a single executable. I want to determine, at any point in its run (it runs for a long time), how many bytes it has ...
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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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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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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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Do fanless NAS devices exist? If not, can I build one myself?

I'm interested in finding a fanless NAS with at least two drives for silence and reliable storage (RAID 1), but I haven't been able to find anything. Do these exist? Or does having a CPU in the NAS ...
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How long can you read files from a flash drive if kept in a cool, dark room?

Say you had some sensitive information that you didn't want to store on the internet, was incredibly important to you, and you didn't need to access very often either. Think of a digital picture ...
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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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Disaster recovery backup of files/photos for personal use

I'm looking for the best method to store a backup of important files and 5+ years of digital photos that is safe from some type of fire/flood disaster in my home. I'm looking for: Affordable: Less ...
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How to compress / reduce the size of JPEG photos for archiving? [closed]

I have 50,000 high resolution JPEG photos, where a couple of them might occasionally be needed, about once a year. I wanted to zip them to save disk space, except that zipping gives no space benefit ...
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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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Calculating hard disk block model reading time

My professor posted a slide on how to calculate the data retrieval from hard disk using the block model. The specs were: 7200 RPM 5ms SEEK 80MB/s TRANSFER RATE BLOCK MODEL : Block size 4KB I ...
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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 ...