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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Password issue. MYBOOK 2TB Ext USB HDD does not accept my password.

I bought a MY BOOK 2TB External USB data drive for my personal home stand alone computer. I use windows 8.0pro, data drive is about 5 years old, does not have any wifi, network capabilities and is not ...
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USB 3.0 port transfer speed on HP Laptop not exceeding 40 MBPS

I tested the internal HDD with CrystalDiskMark and was able to get 109 MBPS both on sequential read and write tests. Then, when I tested my 1 TB WD My Passport USB 3.0 External HDD with ...
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USB vs. FireWire for external hard drives

For external hard drives in this question, I'm referring to traditional HDDs; the kind with spinning metal inside of them (no RAM or flash-based super-high-performance hardware): Is there a ...
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Is there a way to make a sd card WRITE/READ only - DISABLE ERASING

I'm a noob trying to find a solution to make a sd card write/read only? Like creating files is possible but to erase something you have to format the whole card. In terms of erasing you only can ...
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How to get vendorId and productId of storage drive in Windows?

How do I obtain the vendorId and productId of a storage drive(e.g. internal hard drive or external USB hard drive) non-programmatically in Windows, either with a command, or GUI? Note, I'm not ...
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Incorrect storage calculation on OSX Yosemite

Several days ago my storage started getting full. When I check the Storage tab I get the following picture: My guess is that apps shouldn't be more than around 10GB here, I have no idea where the ...
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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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How to allow a user to have read&write access to his files on a SAN from two servers?

I'm sorry if the following sounds like a naive question, but I know nothing about SAN. We have a SAN that is connected to two servers. Now, I would like to know if it is possible for a user to be ...
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Windows Server Storage Pool migrate to Windows 10

I have a PC that is currently running Windows Server 2012 R2 and It has 4 HDD's in a storage pool. I would like to uninstall windows server on that machine and replace it with Windows 10 (there is no ...
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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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Change memory size units in Windows 10

Just as the title implies, how can you change the unit sizes displayed in Windows? Instead of displaying files like this: +--------+---------------+ | Name | Size | ...
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MicroSD card isn't detected by computer, apparently usable only with phone

I have a 4GB MicroSD card that apparently only works (in the sense that the device detects and can read and write from and to the card) with my old Nokia XpressMusic 5800 phone. I have taken pictures ...
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Why is my Virtual Machine Backup larger than virtual machine drives

As part of a disaster recovery test, we made a backup of a virtual machine that runs our SQL server. The backup file was >360GB and took a long time to copy over USB 2.0 (don't ask me why our disaster ...
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Hook into linux mount/umount event

is there a way to provide post-mount and pre-umount scripts in Linux? I am trying to do some scripts on storage media when mounted and before umounting (eg, for synching). Any help appreciated.
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Are worn-out flash memory blocks not deletable?

My phone became very slow so I thought if formatting the internal flash memory completely and doing a block erase/write test could make my phone faster. However, I've heard that flash memories wear ...
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“other users” files clogging hard drive and can't remove [duplicate]

I have installed windows 10 and now for some reason when viewing storage usage a large part of the C drive is taken up by files from "other users". However, I am the only user registered on ...
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Mapped Drive Storage Size Matches my Windows Drive?

I have a couple of drives mapped to a SharePoint site. When I open Windows 10 Explorer and look at the details of my Windows (C:) drive, it tells be there are "4.77 GB free of 66.7 GB". When I look ...
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Storage of Asus ZenPad C 7.0 z170mg 8GB

The device has 8GB storage. But Clean Master and Windows show just 3.53 GB. And sum of spaces (available, apps, pictures, audio, cached data, misc) is approximately 3GB. Where is the rest of the ...
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Recommended RAID Mode for Small NAS Array

I am interested in purchasing a NAS array as a home server, and I am looking at currently 4x2TB drives in a 4-bay Netgear ReadyNAS array. I understand that RAID is not a backup and am will be backing ...
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Is it possible to define k, M, G, T prefixes as decimal in Windows?

In Windows, is it possible to display file/storage sizes in decimal k, M, G, T; or, to replace K, M, G, T with Ki, Mi, Gi, Ti? (Incidentally, I personally prefer ×2^10 to Ki.)
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How to download files directly on router/modem instead of PC

I have a modem/router (DSL-2750B) with a external hard drive plugged in the USB port. My idea is to download files directly to the external drive instead of my PC. The reason why I would like to do it ...
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Intel SSD cache doesn't work

I have a laptop with a small SSD cache. It had worked properly before I did a fresh Windows installation. After installing Windows I installed Rapid Storage Technology software from Intel but it ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by http://superuser.com/questions/374386/how-to-store-and-preserve-lots-of-data. There have been other similar questions, but none with the same criteria. This is two ...
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SSD memory combination [closed]

I have a question about SSD's. I have read that there are SSD's that use a combination of RAM and flash memory so that RAM can receive a backup from flash memory when a power outage occurs. I don't ...
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list out free bricks on glusterfs storage nodes

I'm trying to aggregate storage on different four machines using Glusterfs.Each machine has multiple bricks and I'm going write a program to create multiple replicated volumes from the bricks on ...
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How can Windows 10 function on as little as 32 GB of disk space?

There are a number of sub $200 Windows 10 laptops with only a 32 GB SSD hard drive, like Lenovo 100s, HP Stream 13, etc... Given that the Windows directory itself is over 32GB on my regular laptop, ...
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where to find temporary internet files in chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chrome: where is the location to save browse temporary files where it is being stored? Does it store the flv files when I stream videos online? I go here but all I see ...
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How to hide the actual size of a hard drive

Hypothetically I have a 200GB hard drive. But I want it to appear as a 100GB hard drive. How would this be accomplished?
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ext4 vs btrfs performance on SSD array

I am observing something that I cannot explain. I am trying to come up with a good filesystem configuration using HP P420i controller and SSDs. Out of curiosity I have tried BTRFS (still unstable so I ...
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Comparing files in folders in windows

I am in need of a solution that allows me to compare a sum of of files within two different directories. I was performing a half terabyte copy to Onedrive for business from a NAS device when some ...
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Hard drive clicking for 16 times during startup

Sometimes when I boot my laptop the hard drive makes a clicking sound (every time 16 times), Windows does not start and I am stuck on the boot screen (note: F2, F4 or any other key do not respond). ...
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Will reading data cause SSD's to wear out?

It's almost common knowledge that excessive writes (including formatting, defragmenting etc) will, in time, wear out solid state drives. But does reading lots of data from SSD's cause wear too? I'm ...
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how do I get my mac to recognize a mass storage device

I can't get my mac to recognize an external mass storage device
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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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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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Will FreeNAS/ZFS let me manage my storage this way

I'm considering FreeNAS; and want to confirm that my understanding of what I can/can't do with storage in it is correct beforehand. Initial build out: 1 storage pool with 2 x 6TB drives mirroring ...
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How is it possible that In a 4GB memory card a folder of 24.5GB is created?

I had some problem in my memory card. I don't know how, but sometimes the data in my memory card exceeds the limits of its storage capacity. This is the screenshot of the properties of my memory card ...
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Unable to format memory card in PC [duplicate]

My memory card is not detected in PC. I tried the following but still could not recover it, Tried the HPUSB format tool it says "Memory card is write protected". Right clicked on my computer -> ...
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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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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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What is the physical location of data returned by ATA IDENTIFY DEVICE command?

I assume that this command is sent to disk and controller obtain required information somehow, according to specification T13/2015-D Revision 1a: Some devices may have to read the media in order ...
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Send files between two online servers?

Is there a tool which I can user to send files between two remote servers? For example, I have hosting at hostgator and I create a directory there. Then I use that tool to send files from some other ...
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How do I recover the space on my hard drive? [duplicate]

I a couple of days ago installed Windows XP SP3 (called "Challenger Edition") from a CD, on top of Windows XP SP2, which I've been using for the last four to five years. First up, I opened the CD ...
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iscsi storage ( target per lun )

the question is straight forward, i have 2 servers clustered and need to share the same LUN (LUN1). I have mapped the LUN1 to TargetA. The question now is should I a) connect the 2 servers to the ...
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Why is the total file and folder sizes in drive C: different from the folder size in Properties?

I have two different reports on the size of C: on Windows Server 2008 R2, by clicking the properties of C:, it shows 86.0 GB for "used space"; by selecting all contents (I have setup to view all ...
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Messed up USB stick doesn't show in blkid

I was playing around with a USB stick (booting archlinux with qemu off of it and trying to perform an installation on the same stick at the same time -- brave, I know, but I was just messing around). ...
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How to deal with multiple large executables without having to upgrade a system?

I often end up buying a new laptop every second year, which is a bit of a problem. I run multiple applications that take up a lot of storage. For work, it is software for scientific computing (MATLAB ...
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Page Sizes (SSD)

New storage devices like hard disks are being made using the "new" IDMEA advanced format of physical 4KB sectors, but what is the largest page size SSD comes in? Looking around I could only find 4KB ...
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Which of the Windows updates are really necessary?

I downloaded a lot of Windows updates in the automatic mode. Are they all necessary? Can I remove some of them? How do we know which ones are necessary?
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Is it possible to boot from a flash drive that also contains data?

I read about the Evil Maid attack, and thought of partitioning a flash drive, putting a bootloader on one partition and storing data on the other. Is this possible, or is there some alternative that ...