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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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 ...
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How to create ramdisk block device on Fedora 17?

In Fedora 16 /dev/ram* got removed and replaced with tmpfs. However tmpfs can't make block devices. Question How do I make a ramdisk block device in Fedora 17?
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Linux Disk Setup for VMs

Been trying to find the ideal way to setup disks/partitions for Linux guests on ESXi. Seems as though Linux is falling behind when it comes easily adding disk space. The end goal is to be able to ...
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No space left on device, df shows 50%

I have done everything I know about, and now I'm completely lost. I'm getting an error on my Storage partition. The drive is a ntfs, and I'm using ntfs-3g, the disk is being shared between my Windows ...
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Do 7.2k SATA drives and a hardware raid controller always end with trouble?

I'm reading the FreeNAS userguide and came across the statement: Note that hardware RAID configured as JBOD may still detach disks that do not respond in time; and as such may require ...
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Why can i store only 465 GB in 500 GB hard disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the effective hard drive size lower than the actual size? If one buys a 500 GB hard disk, why it shows only 465 GB. Where does the extra space go? Same for other ...
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How do computers permanently store data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do deleted items go on the hard drive? I've heard several times that when you delete a file, even after removing it from the Recycle Bin, it is still permanently ...
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Windows 8 Storage Pool in “Unrecognized Configuration”, but Appears Healthy

I recently had a crash on my machine running W8 Pro x64. When I rebooted, my storage pool was offline, and I got a message stating that I had "Drives in an unrecognized configuration". However, it ...
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Drive not able to be added to Storage Spaces

I am having difficulties trying to create a storage space. I have four Hard Drives in my computer. Samsung 128Gb SSD x2 Caviar Green 2TB Older 320 Gb drive I want to merge the two last ones. The ...
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are blue ray disks the cheapest storage medium per Gb?

The question is as simple as that really. Are bluray disks the cheapest storage medium per gb? I am recording video which is using about 32gb per day. So a month of that would be almost 1Tb. A year ...
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How do I connect a bunch of laptop hard disks to make a “super” storage disk?

So we have a about 25 laptop hard disks lying around (when we get new laptops, we replace the hard disks with SSDs). What is the best way to use these? Ideally, I'd like to build some kind of disk ...
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Writing fails to MicroSD

I have a 16 gb Class 10 Ridata MicroSD card I bought on December which I use on my Galaxy Y phone. At first, it was working fine and fast. Now when I write to it, often times I get "Write Delay ...
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Windows 8 Password Storing [closed]

I was wondering if someone could please shed some light on how Windows 8 stores password or if it does at all? I believe that Windows 8 has more cloud features and that it goes by your Windows Live ...
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How do you remove a hard drive's GPT Protective Partition without compromising its functionality?

I recently bought an Iomega NAS drive but I want to install my own operating system on it. I connected the hard drive to my computer with a SATA to USB casing but under disk management it says it is a ...
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Multiple git-annex repos on one drive

I think that this is possible with git-annex as it exists right now, but I'm just looking to make sure. Right now I have a file tree that looks something like this: + knowledge + media + ... And ...
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Distributed files over two servers

Lets say I got a fast (connection) but low-storage server (S1) and a slow but much-storage server (S2). Is it (practically) possible to use the server S1 as a "proxy" for files? I.e. there is a folder ...
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Magnetic tape drives for backup

Magnetic tape is extremely slow, but also also extremely cheap. Is there any way to use tape to backup a computer? What is exactly this? A cartridge? A drive? Are there any inexpensive way to ...
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Ivy Bridge support [closed]

I've couple of workstation class high-end Ivy Bridge (Intel Z77) based PCs. I'm wondering the level of Windows 8 support in regards to couple of key features such as: Responsiveness Technologies - ...
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Optimal disk configuration for Ubuntu home file server

I'm setting up a small Ubuntu file server at home using these 4 hard drives: WD Green 2TB (SATA3, 5400 RPM, 64MB cache) WD Black 640GB (SATA2, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache) 2x WD Blue 1TB (SATA3, 7200 RPM, ...
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Solid State Drive Occasionally Freezes For A Minute While OS Is “Beach Balling”

Almost a month ago I bought Intel 330 128GB solid state drive, migrated my data with Intel branded limited-feature Acronis from old HDD to new SSD, optimized with Intel Toolbox and started using it. ...
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Strange performance differences in read/write from/to USB flash drive

When copying files from my 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive with Windows 7 to a traditional hard drive, the average speed is between 25 and 30 MB/s. When doing the reverse, copying to the USB drive, the speed ...
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How do I use an internal SSD as a scratch disk for FCP X?

I'm contemplating setting up my MacBook Air as a video editing machine. If I do this, I'll upgrade to a 256 GB SSD, and I should be able to keep around 100 GB or more free for video editing. The ...
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CompactFlash write caching

A well-known characteristic of CompactFlash cards is that they do such things as write-leveling and caching to boost performance and longevity. These characteristics make them fairly poor choices as ...
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bash - test if disk is unparitioned

I'm currently working on a DIY network storage which aggregates free disk space using mhddfs. Now what I want is, for example given a hotswap bay, when I insert a brand new unpartitioned disk, I wish ...