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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Win7 setup insists on CD/DVD driver even though it isn't needed

Alright, this one got me stumped... Bear with me. This is a long story: I'm trying to help out a family member with a clean install of Windows 7 (Ultimate, 32 bit) on his ASUS A7Sv laptop. Laptop ...
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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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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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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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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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How to deal with user uploaded images [closed]

I'm using Restlet as backend trying to create a small web app. I am allowing users to upload their profile images, but not sure where to store them. Google tells me to store it in the file system and ...
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How to store passwords [closed]

I want to know what the best way is to store secret information (like passwords, passcodes, and ssh keys). Should it be stored on the computer or written down for a home/office use? What is the best ...
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Intel Matrix Storage controller black screen after reformatting the disk

I have a Dell T3400 PC with an Intel Matrix Storage controller and two disks which were in a RAID-1 configuration. I took out one of the disks and installed Linux on the other disk, breaking the RAID ...
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Nexus 4 doesn't show up in my computer as storage device

After googling for days and trying 1001 solutions, I decided to post here for further advice. I have a Nexus 4 phone, Windows 7 x64 Ent with latest updates, google USB Driver installed. My phone ...
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How to store CD discs to preserve the data longer?

How (and where) to store CD discs to assure that the data stored there would be readable as long as possible? Are the room temperature and humidity optimal, or it would be better to store them in ...
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How long data will stay on cold turned on hard drive? [duplicate]

I am using hard drives in separate cases to backup data. How long this data will stay? How often should I (if should) re-copy stored data?
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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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SSD cache to minimise disk uptime

I am planning to build a small server for personal use, utilising a relatively large RAID-5/-6 (or RAID-Z/-Z2) array as main storage. The vast majority of workloads I envision for this would have ...
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What network protocol can I use to securely transparently mount a remote file system over an inconsistant connection?

I have a (Debian) file server with lots of storage space, connected to my home network. I have a (Debian) laptop that's sometimes connected to my home network,but travels around with me: sometimes it ...
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How can I securely sync files between machines without needing to run my own server? [closed]

I know of a number of different cloud storage vendors with all sorts of different features. I'm looking for a way to sync files between different machines without the service provider being able to ...
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RAID0 Thunderbolt Drive failure risk

I'm thinking of purchasing a Thunderbolt drive to both work off of and also do some long term storage on. (The WD Velociraptor Duo, specifically.) My problem though, is that the majority of 'speedy' ...
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Upload a file on local server and share a link with others to download [closed]

I want to share a link with others (friends, family) which will enable them to download a file from my home-based server. The link should be generated each time I choose a specific file to share, ...
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Git vs SVN: website storage efficiency [closed]

I know that SVN (Subversion) stores files' deltas in order to efficiently store data. Git however, is a little more complex. What I'm wondering is that if I were to store plain HTML, image and js ...
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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 ...
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Weird Windows 8 freezes on Intel SSD

I had a very annoying problem on my Windows 8 system recently. Once in an hour of active use system would suddenly hang for 10-40 seconds. System event log then would contain following records: ...
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In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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What's the most useful Linux file system for storing videos?

I'm looking for a file system suited for my storage task, which is to store between 300 and 400 gigs of media data, i.e. video, sound and pictures. The data will be stored on a non-SSD drive which ...
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Do system and software updates take up more and more space? [closed]

Today I had to update Microsoft Office yet again. Most smaller applications would update by replacing themselves with the new version, but this doesn't seem to be the case with operation systems and ...
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What driver to get SD card read to work?

i've built a computer using coolermaster silencio 650 as the case. The case has an SD card slot on the top. I plugged in the usb cable for it, but it still won't detect any SD's that I plug in. I'm ...
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whole volume private Dropbox with Windows 7 [closed]

I want to setup full volume file mirroring from a client computer to a server computer. In my imagination the end result is something slightly comparable to both RAID1 and dropbox. I have listed a ...
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Relational database on a slow storage

I'm trying to pick a RDBMS for usage as a backend for KDE's Akonadi PIM framework. Problem is that the storage (/home partition) resides on a pretty slow SD card with reiser4 filesystem on it. The ...
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How many backups should I keep [closed]

I know that it's very important to keep backups of everything as regularly as possible, but I was just wondering how many different versions of the backup/from how long ago I should keep, because ...
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What exactly is “the cloud” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is cloud computing? What exactly is "the cloud"? According to Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge, cloud computing is the use of computing resources ...
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Long term storage of desktop

I have a very nice desktop system that I've invested a lot of time and money into building. I have to leave for a year and will be giving the system to some family to store until I return. They are ...
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Making a complete Image of the computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an image of my hard drive is there any way to create a complete back-up of the computer(including local disk C) so that in case of any formatting we can just ...
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Can socket files cause storage system atrophy?

I was thinking about setting up a web server on a Raspberry Pi, RPi boots from an SD card. The server is meant to be able to be in operation for a very long time, 10 years is it's expected life span. ...
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USB 2.0-3.0, how do you tell the difference?

I know obviously speeds would be a key factor, but is there any spot on way to tell if a device is USB 2.0 or 3.0 such as a flash drive.
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Bandwidth of PCI SATA card VS built-in SATA

I have an older HP DL 380 G4 server that I want to utilize as a NAS. Currently it has 6 Hot Swap drives coming in at a measly 36.4 GB each – not exactly a ton of space. It does have a PCI slot ...
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How do I print few Megabytes per page? [closed]

I just read a comment on What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)? What was meant by "I've figured that laser printing on acid-free paper would be a good way to ...
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Ubuntu says 993GB, Windows says 930GB. Which one to beleive?

I recently purchased an external Hard Drive with 1TB if storage capacity. The only problem here is when I'm in Windows 7, it shows that it has 930GB available but on Ubuntu it's 993GB. The HDD is ...
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How to increase Disk Storage in fedora 17?

i am using fedora 17 and win7 , now i have about 70 G free space on win7 but just 1 G in linux , total storage for fedora 17 that i allocated was about 15 G , how can i increase it? is there any way ...