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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Setting up Arq to use Google Cloud Storage without giving it your login credentials and all storage access

Is it possible to setup Arq backup to use Google Cloud Storage without having to give it your login credentials I'd like to use Arq to backup my computer with Google Cloud Storage. When I try to set ...
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Expand a Linux MD RAID 10 array to use larger disks

From what I understand this is possible, but I can't find a straight answer anywhere about how exactly to go about it, and I don't want to risk losing data experimenting with it myself so I'm asking ...
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Why Can't I Fit 2GB of Video onto 4GB DVD?

I have 15 X 20 minute videos (174MB each = 2.61GB total). I'd like to burn them onto a 4.7GB DVD but my software tells me there's not enough space on the disc. What can I do to make these videos fit? ...
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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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Immediately spin down a HDD on Windows

I have 2 non-system SATA HDDs which are not mapped to a dir and normally kept 'offline' on my Windows 7 OS. Even this way they spin up from time to time, including but not limited to windows update ...
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What is wrong with my hard drive? When I try to shrink it a volume, it says “The volume you have selected to shrink may be corrupted.”

I was trying to multi-boot Windows 7 and Windows 10. I was already on 7 and I make a new partition like usual and I install Windows 10 like usual (I guess the only unusual part was that I accidentally ...
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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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Remap cPanel Default Directory for Storing Files

I am looking at Digital Ocean's block storage as a potential way to scale a web server running cPanel's storage of all the public web content uploaded by users. After formatting and mapping the drive ...
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How to set up FreeNAS to use mirrored vdevs?

I'm setting up a home-use FreeNAS - storage of photos, media, laptop backups and so forth for a pair of users and half a dozen laptops, phones, tablets. I have 4x 3TB drives. I'm deciding on the drive/...
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VMWare Shared Storage not Syncing File Changes

So, I am experimenting with a couple VM's. Both are fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installs, no updates, no vmware tools. Both are able to read and write to this SharedTest.vmdk, while both are running. What I ...
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Multiple SAS Controllers

I am in the process of creating a custom server for which I have the ability to have over 20 HDD's in this device. I want t be able to make good use of a large number of 2TB and 3TB HDD's I have. ...
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Windows 10 - Two-drive JBOD with dedicated parity drive for third?

I'm moving to a standalone Windows 10 Pro install because unRAID VM was not playing well with my hardware. My goal was to have two 2tb drives acting as a JBOD with a third 2tb drive acting as a parity ...
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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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Adaptec 1220SA RAID 1 degraded - should I try to rebuild?

I've got an old Windows 8.1 PC with an old RAID 1 array and a very low-end Adaptec 1220SA RAID controller. Adaptec Storage Manager (screenshot #1 below) shows one drive failed, the other OK. There's ...
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Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?

A wise guy who goes by the name of NickN maintains a lenghty forum post on his views about building a powerful computer (directed towards playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, a very demanding piece ...
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How can I make a hard drive copy its contents to another hard drive in real time? [duplicate]

I'm using an old pc as a storage space and I have two 2TB HDD drives. I want to use them in a way that when I place a file or a picture in hard drive 1, the same files are saved in hard drive 2 in ...
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How to automatically move outlook emails to a file folder outside of outlook?

I have Outlook 2013. Is there a rule or automatic way to move emails from outlook inbox or directories to a file folder on my computer or onto a server? I tried archiving but it only creates a pst ...
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Seagate Expansion external drive not recognised in Windows 8.1

Can someone PLEASE tell me why my Seagate Expansion external hard-drive is NOT recognised in Windows 8.1? It worked perfectly on my other Win 7 Pro laptop, I just bought a new laptop with Win 8.1,and ...
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PC Storage not adding up? [duplicate]

I have used around 350GB of my 1TB (930GB) storage device. The problem is it says I only have 65GB of space left on the storage and that does not add up. I know there is hidden files and I did all the ...
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Synology 716+II DSM cannot join to the Domain

We just newly bought Synology 716+II NAS Storage, All went well but problem came when I want to join the NAS to our Domain. The thing is, The DSM shows "Failed to join the Domain" but when I go to our ...
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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, the data drive is about 5 years old, does not have any wifi, network capabilities and ...
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Does anyone know if an onboard RAID chip (LSI MegaRAID) the maximum drive it can support?

I have an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard, which has an onboard LSI MegaRAID chip. Anybody know how many drives it support. Looked up the manual, but it does not say. Also, if I get a dedicated RAID ...
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager vs Linux Software RAID

The chipset I'm using supports the Intel RSTe technology. It means that I have two options for RAID setup: Ordinary linux software RAID, using mdadm command. RSTe (either by the BIOS or, again, ...
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Should I distribute my drives across different SATA controllers?

I have an Asus motherboard which comes with both the AMD SB950 chipset (6 ports) and also an ASMedia 1061 storage controller (2 ports). I also have: 1 SSD drive for Windows 1 HD for Linux 2 HDDs ...
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Can't find what is filling up hard drive [duplicate]

I have a computer I am working on, it says the drive is almost full and it goes up and down in space randomly but when I run Windrstat it doesn't show what is taking up space. When I right click on ...
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Run script when a specific disk/memory card is mounted under OSX

How do I run a script when a drive is mounted under OSX? My usecase is that I would like to automatically copy images from my USB memory/harddrive when it is inserted in my USB card reader, and when ...
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Missing Storage

I am using a Raid1 1.2TB storage on my HP server but when I type df --total -BG I get a total of 32GB only! : Filesystem 1G-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/rootvg-root ...
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Confusion with storage capacity (powers of 10 and 2) [duplicate]

I was taking a look at a HDD and I found a document (from Toshiba, link: 2.5-Inch SATA HDD mq01abdxxx) that says: "One Gigabyte (1GB) means 10^9 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer ...
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Troubles using a internal hard drive as storage on my Windows 7 machine

Recently I plugged my Ubuntu hard drive into my machine again and since I never ever actually use Ubuntu I just erased Ubuntu so that Windows would detect the drive since it's empty. Apparently, that'...
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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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Unique ID of storage device

I've come across license systems that are somehow tied to the storage medium. While basing this on the UUID on the filesystem is fairly straightforward, I do not believe this is the case (see below). ...
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Looking for Clarification on Binary Prefix Logic / History vs. SI Prefix

Recently I've looked into the SI and Binary prefixes used for digital storage / computing in general, and I'm still not sure I understand the logic behind the Binary prefix (actual question at the ...
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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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Where is data corruption during copying files likely to happen?

Assuming both the source and target devices are in good working order, where is corruption most likely to happen (if it does)? For example, suppose that I'm backing up stuff from an internal HD to an ...
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Best Way to check ACTUAL space on SD/microSD card

In the past I have read some posts by users that they have purchased a SD card from a generic vendor in another country. Although the SD/microSD card may state that it holds 128GB/512GB, the actual ...
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How to wipe free disk space in Linux?

When a file is deleted, its contents may still be left in the filesystem, unless explicitly overwritten with something else. The wipe command can securely erase files, but does not seem to allow ...
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SD Card as Permanent Storage?

Is it safe to use an SD card as a permanent secondary storage for my laptop (by letting it be there, without removing it regularly)? I don't know how SD card hardware is internally different from an ...
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Connect TV to wireless network to play media files from network storage

I have a Western Digital MyBook external network hard drive connected to my router and part of my wireless network. I can access it from my laptop (Windows 7) and my phone (Samsung galaxy S4) and my ...
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Will a laptop with a PCI-E Gen3x 4 SSD slot make any kind of SSD (even non-PCI-E ones) faster than a laptop without such an SSD slot? [closed]

Will a PCI-E slot will speed up any kind of SSD (SATA, m.2 etc.)? If I put a PCIe SSD inside a regular M.2 SSD slot, will I reap the speed of a PCIe SSD? Or would it be slower than if I put the PCIe ...
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How should I format backup media for space efficiency? [closed]

In my working environment based on Linux, we use some 2-8TB disks for backup storage. Most files are around 50-500MB. Each file is written once, and rarely read. The writing is not frequent. In this ...
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Cloud Drive alternatives (Bitcasa) [closed]

So I've been using a company called Bitcasa to store my data in the cloud. Recently got an email stating they are shutting down their personal packages and that I need to move my data. I had been ...
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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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What Filesystem or raid-like structure can I use for broken / dying hard drives?

Story: I have a 3TB Hard drive that is failing. I have recovered everything I want from it. Gradually, it is becoming more and more unusable as sectors on it become unstable (re-allocated sectors and ...
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MicroSD card is write protected

I have a 32 GB Lexar microSD which had been working perfectly for the past 3 months on my phone. But recently I noticed I am unable to write new files to the SD Card. I tried to format it from my ...
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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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Need help choosing a storage configuration for a GIS workstation

I am currently building a workstation for a GIS friend. I feel comfortable choosing all of the other specs but would like help choosing what to do for the storage. Original thought was to choose a ...
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Western Digital 1TB SATAII 64MB freezes or slows down my PC

My new PC frequently freezes every few seconds, or goes slow. Performance is under the typical speed. I'm sure this is not related to an infection after writing on Tom's Hardware Italy. Some kind ...
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Is there a program that can expand a hard drive partition by adding online storage?

I want to enlarge a local partition by adding online storage but I know no such provider. I use Win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. On Ubuntu I only have 15 GB left on my largest partition. Is it possible to ...
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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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Device Mapper partitions on RHEL

I've 2 HP Proliant DL 380 Gen8 servers. RHEL 5.10 is running on them. The servers are in cluster. In my cluster configuration I've defined my clustered services to be mounting on partitions defined on ...