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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Directory for unfinished app store downloads?

I started downloading Xcode on App Store and it's stuck at like 95% of the download. It's a big file and I ended up finding a DMG elsewhere. How can I delete this unfinished download file? I need to ...
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How are deleted files really treated [duplicate]

this might seem a very basic question but i have been thinking about this a lot. The thing i know about deleted files is that it doesn't really disappear from the hard disk. It simply get unlisted ...
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How to set HDD to read and write

I have installed a HDD on a second SATA port. But it is set to read-only. How do I set in to read and write? It also somehow copied everything from my main SSD. I can access it but I can't write to ...
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In Windows 10 Pro Storage Space, why can't I use ReFS with Parity?

NTFS is the only option when Parity is selected as the resiliency type. I thought ReFS was suppose to replace NTFS? I am trying to create a storage space to use for network file share.
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Areca SAS controller compatibility with SATA drives

With my controller drives randomly disconnect or become unresponsive, tested in both Linux (with Areca’s proprietary driver as the open-source one has been broken for years) and a clean install of ...
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Delay accessing my second hard disk drive

I have got a gaming laptop with Windows (10) installed on my SSD (128Go) and a second hard disk drive of 1To. (7200 rpm) My SSD does not have enough space so I decided to install some softwares on my ...
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Same hard drives, different capacities

I have two exactly same hard drives WD Reds 6TB, but they have slightly different capacities, is this normal or there are some bad sectors or something like that on them?
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Can I use a boot usb as a storage device as well in windows

I recently bought a 32gb usb 3 drive and made it a bootable usb. there is about 25gb of unallocated space, which i formatted to ntfs, however windows only recognises the boot partition as it is the ...
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Why does RAM cost more than flash memory? [closed]

Why is the price/gigabyte for RAM higher than the one for flash memory, even though flash is more complex because it's non-volatile? Is it only because RAM needs to work at higher speeds?
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What does a low level storage management like iRODS exactly for (in fedora-commons)?

I am not clear about the actual advantage of having iRODS or any other low level storage management. What are it's benefits exactly and when should we use it? In Fedora-commons with normal file ...
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Add up multiple disks into single storage, replace disk without destroying data

Suppose I have a 1TB disk and a 2TB disk. If I want to use it as a single 3TB disk, there seems to be two solutions on Windows 8. Dynamic Disk in Disk Management Storage Spaces, Simple layout But ...
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Can I delete the BIOSUPDATE partition (with ASrock z87)?

I found a partition on my secondary (!) storage drive, not the system storage drive: As you can see it is in the way of easy repartitioning. I have an ASRock Z87 Mainboard, used the update Bios via ...
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Where is the data inside a disk image stored when it is mounted in a virtual CD-ROM?

I wanted to know what type of memory is consumed when a disk image is mounted in a virtual CD-ROM (for example, when we mount a .ISO file using Daemon Tools) and where is the data inside the disk ...
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RAW CD Image (3.1 GB) while downloading, now its 0 bytes

I damaged my original windows 7 DVD. So I was forced to download an image file from the internet and use my product key. But when I downloaded, it showed 3.1 GB. After the download completed, I ...
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Change user storage folder from /home to somewhere else

I want to let a user take huge space on another drive. Is there a command that I can move the user from /home folder on a mounted drive in /mnt folder? If I do move folder /home/foo to /mnt/sra/home/...
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Size of files in Windows OS. (It's KB or kB?)

One "kilobyte" (KB) is 1024 bytes in JEDEC-standard, whereas the definition has shifted, in most contexts, to mean 1000 bytes (kB) in accordance with SI. To resolve this difference, binary prefixes (...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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Do I need to worry about over-provisioning? Can swap be used for this purpose if it is not being used?

I am running Linux Mint 17. I'm posting this on Superuser rather than Unix & Linux because this probably isn't a Linux-specific question. I was thinking of buying a SSD but a ~250GB drive will be ...
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How much hard drive space would I need for a Linux installation? [closed]

New to Linux. Interested in learning more about it. I currently have an SSD with Windows and a 1 TB RAID 1 setup. I'd like to add another SSD with Linux so I can dual boot but I'm not sure how large ...
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How can I manually measure the life expectancy of a SSD?

How could I calculate the average read/write cycles per day/month/year of a SSD and then include factors for x controller or y and z components. I have a 500 GB SSD on a MBA running OS X 10.8.5. I ...
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Will TrueCrypt affect my ability to restore my Storage Spaces drive pool?

I have 2x1TB set up in a two-way mirror with Storage Spaces. I'm going to reformat Windows, do I need to prepare anything to make them show up in the fresh install? Using Windows 8.1 and TrueCrypt 7....
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Loss of space on a 16 Gb flash after format

So, I have a friend who has a flash drive that was playing music on a dvd player. Everything was great then all of a sudden it just stopped. First, I tried to do some data recovery on it but the ...
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Back-Up technology aside from EHD, SDcards, and USBdrives [closed]

Is there another back-up modality (like some sort of disc) aside from SD cards, USB drives and EHD that can store large files ( over 4GB sizes), audio-visual,and pictures which has both longevity and ...
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What's the technical difference between a flash drive and an SSD?

I was just reading a question on backups with flash drives, but I was not quite sure why SSDs would be better than flash drives for backups. To me, solid-state drives look like larger versions of ...
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64GB vs 128GB SSD cache drive

I have a Lenovo Y510p which I've had for about a year. After adding some RAM the other day I saw that it has an open m2 NGFF slot into which I can put a SSD drive. So I'm planning on buying a SSD ...
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Data retention on storage devices?

Is there any official table out there that shows how many years can a storage device retain data before it becomes unreadable? Storage devices: USB memory sticks, classic hard drives, SSDs, optical ...
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File integrity monitor solution for folder on linux [closed]

I will buy a NAS to hold some very important long term storage. I would like to periodically run an integrity check on the data to make sure it doesn't get corrupted for whatever reason. Ideally, ...
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Remove a drive from Windows Storage Pool without losing data

I have a Windows Storage Pool with a 3TB drive and a 1.5TB drive. I want to move all the data from the 1.5TB drive to the (45% full) 3TB drive and then remove the 1.5TB drive. Is there any way to do ...
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How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?

I just bought an ASUS Z97M Plus motherboard. It has an M.2 socket. Here's a pic of the socket: I want to install this M.2 SATA drive: The drive is held in the socket by a screw in a standoff, ...
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Transferring Files Over Ethernet to Network Storage Kills Internet Connection

I have an Airport Extreme router (newest model) with a USB drive attached that I transfer files to. My Mac Pro (3,1 running latest Yosemite) is connected to this router via Ethernet, and I've been ...
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SD card not formatted when using a Windows PC

I have installed Cubian on an SD card and use it to run a Cubieboard which works absolutely fine, but now when I plug the SD card into a window system to make copies, Windows says the card isn't ...
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SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache?

I am building a LANcache for a lanparty that I'm organizing. We have about 80 visitors (pretty small LAN), but our uplink is limited to 100mb/s due to reasons and it's constantly saturated with game ...
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Solution to stack laptops safely [closed]

Not sure I'm in the right place here because what I'm looking for I suppose can be classed as hardware, but it's more to do with tidying desk space I guess. Anyway, what I'm looking for a solution ...
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Using a hybrid hard drive for storage only-not as a system drive: does the cache still work that way?

Yes, I know that hybrid hard drives (in this case a Western Digital one terabyte, 16 gig hybrid, 7200 rpm) are primarily designed for running the operating system to give improved performance. It ...
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Unable to allocate partitions to USB

I recently received a USB. It worked fine for a while, then I formatted it using the Format New Disk menu in Windows. Now, it has a lot of unallocated memory. I know this is not a fake USB drive ...
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How is a 200GB MicroSD card possible? [closed]

Just recently a 200 (yes, 200) GB card has been announced by some flash memory manufacturer. The question is not about the giant capacity this card has or how they are made, but the peculiar number on ...
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Word file Error [closed]

I was working on a Word file in office and copied the file to a USB memory to continue editing on my house's computer. When I opened the file I found that the Last Modified date was 26/2/2015 but, ...
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safely shrinking /var/cache on Debian 7.8

Here are the top storage resource hogs on my single-user home system, which is a customized version of Debian 7.8 with lxde-core optional but no graphical login manager: 3487080 . 1732560 ./usr ...
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Azure Linux remove and add another disk

I had a need to increase the disk space, for my Linux azure, we attached a new empty disk and followed the steps here http://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-how-...
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Does digital video degrade over time like analog tape does?

Today it is not difficult to find an old VHS from 80s or 90s that has suffered slight or serious degradation in quality over time, but back to the time when it was brand new, it was usually perfect. ...
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windows 8.1 uninstall programs not working

I am trying to uninstall some unneeded programs because my ssd is completely full. When I go to "program s and features" from the control panel and select uninstall it fails because my storage is full....
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Build external drive from memory modules?

I have a heap of memory modules (DDR2 2GB) I'm not using and was wondering if I could have any practical use for them in any other way. Is it for instance possible to attach them to some kind of unit ...
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Securely serving files from cloud

In our web aplication several pages have attachemnts. Some attachments are available for public users and some are secured to registered users. Now we don't have enough infrastructure to host all the ...
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how is data stored on HDD?

I've been digging web a bit and trying to figure out how data is stored on a HDD in a lowest level... So far I managed to figure out that HDD plate surface is divided into domains (consisting of tiny ...
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Meaning of a block [closed]

From the Wikipedia definition of block: In computing (specifically data transmission and data storage), a block, sometimes called a physical record, is a sequence of bytes or bits, usually ...
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Change AppData path for specific Program

I need to change the path of AppData of specific programs. Example of these programs: MATLAB 2014a Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1
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Does WD My Cloud Android app cache photos and videos to the local device?

The WD My Cloud Android app describes itself as "free up space on your mobile devices with direct photo and video uploads". If I have photos on my My Cloud, and I use the app to view them on my ...
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How to get serial number of drive in storage pool

I have a storage pool in windows 8.1 and notice that whenever I boot the computer, it hangs for a long time in the detecting IDE drives during post. When it finally gets into windows, it shows one of ...
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Efficient way to refresh an external hard disk

I have done some research and found that unplugged hard disks slowly lose their magnetic states over time, therefore I need to refresh the data periodically. Some answer in Superuser suggested I ...
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tahoe-lafs: one full copy of every file per server

I am attempting to use Tahoe-LAFS to make data available on all the machines I have set a share up on. At the moment, there are two machines acting as storage nodes. I will soon be adding a third. ...