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 should I format backup media for space efficiency? [on hold]

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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free Up Storage Space on OS Partition Windows Server 2008

Managing a server running Windows Server 2008 that was not given enough storage space on the OS partition to begin with. While resizing would be the best option, I need a quick solution (other than ...
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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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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 ...
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Change Windows storage size measurement from 1024 to 1000?

Is there a way to change the way Windows calculates storage size/capacity? I've recently got myself a 2TB drive only to discover Windows reports it as being 1.81TB. I know why, this goes back years ...
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Free or Open Solution for Storing and Charting CSV data [closed]

I'm presently storing CSV files, combining them, opening them in open office, creating pivot tables and then generating charts from the spreadsheet. I've looked at OOBase, but appending csv files to ...
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Replication between storwize v3700 production and DR

i need to configure replication between IBM storwize v3700 Production and DR when i am creating partnership it gives error unreachable ip address but i can successfully ping ip address .
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Windows Drive Name After Z? [duplicate]

I was wondering what will be the drive name used after Z:? I am planning to mount few virtual drives on my Windows machine and also have a plan to create few drives out of my existing 2TB HDD. My ...
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Hard Links in Windows - risk of file-loss?

I am now creating hard links to remove duplicate space usage in backup data. This is within single NTFS partitions. I am afraid of data-loss - losing a file completely if one link reference is ...
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How can I compress a large file on an already-full disk? [closed]

I have a full disk containing a large file that I want to compress to free up space. Most compression programs require me to have enough free space on the disk to store the compressed file alongside ...
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Using a windows thunderbolt motherboard PC to connect to Pegasus Raid formatted for Mac

I currently store my Lightroom Catalog on a MacBook Pro, and use a thunderbolt connector to a Pegasus2 R2+ Raid storage disk for the full image files. I'm thinking of getting another PC which has a ...
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Deleting files on a Windows 7 system takes MUCH longer than it should

I have 6 systems which are running as VM's and they are identically configured. The config has: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1 Processor: Interl(R) Core(TM) i7-5600 CPU @ 2.60GHz RAM: 8.00 GB System Type: ...
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Can I mirror a system drive to a partition?

I have a 240GB SSD with the system and I'd like to make daily copies of it onto a partition on a bigger HDD. I am aware od RAID, but it requires me to use whole drives, and of typical backup ...
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Increase storage allocated to Linux directory

I've a challenge I simply can't Google. I manage a Mail server that currently urgently needs more disk space. The partitioning is as follows; Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted ...
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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 ...
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How do I swap a drive on my Synology NAS without a RAID setup?

I’ve got a Synology DS213j with a 2TB and 1TB drive. I’m connecting to the volumes on the NAS via a network connection (Ethernet/Wi-Fi). Today I bought a 4TB drive and I want to swap that one with the ...
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How come my disk utility shows that more space is being used compared to my terminal/OmnidiskSweeper? What is the hidden space DaisyDisk shows?

I have a 120 GB apple harddrive. Disk utility shows there is 119.36 GB being used but my terminal (as well as OmniDiskSweeper) only finds 104 GB. Even though I am administrator, I understand there is ...
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Where are file/folder names stored?

If I were to have a file with no data in it, it would be 0 bytes. However the file I have just created has a file name. Where and how is that data stored on the drive? Is there a difference between ...
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Starting data on a freshly bought storage drive?

I just bought a 480 GB SSD drive, and started by cloning my old HDD drive's content over. However, a lot of the sectors were unreadable and so I ended up aborting it. To get rid of this half-written ...
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At work I have 3 desktop machines, how do I transfer files between them fast [closed]

At work I have 3 desktop machines. How do I transfer files between them fast? Should I buy a small switch or hub and connect the three desktops together? If I buy a switch would it be best to by a ...
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Merge a cloud/virtual storage with a local?

When my local storage /dev/sda1 is almost taken, I would like to increase the size of a partition using storage space I have in the cloud e.g. dropbox, google drive or similar. Is it possible to do ...
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Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?

From what I understand, USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) are based on similar technologies, NAND flash memory. But, USB flash drives are usually quite slow, with a read and write speed ...
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Memory card as a secondary drive for asus x 205ta laptop

since only 13 gb is been provided by asus as an internal storage, i wish to extend it using a sdxc 32/64 gb class 10 memory card,is it a wise choice,if not any suggestions,thanks in advance.
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Storage Controllers QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter

I am new to Fibre channel and looking to implement it in my lab I have R900 with QLE2462-DELL Device Manager shows these as Storage Controllers Network Connections doesn't show them, i think ...
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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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Incoherent disk space used on OSX

Running iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) and OS X El Capitan 10.11.3, I can see: 351.21 GB used by Apps according to Storage tab 159.24 GB used on disk according to Disk Info Why is that so much ...
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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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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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confusing, seemingly unpractical Linux disk partitioning scheme

Below is the output of df -h on our Redhat linux system. $ df -h /dev/mapper/vg_d0-lv_root 50G 41G 5.9G 88% / tmpfs 12G 0 12G 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 ...
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Windows 10 HDD to SSD for primary partition [duplicate]

Just upgraded boot partition to a 480gb SSD and its so much quicker, but.. Now my primary partition is divided as followed. [111.16GB System Reserved][224.53GB NTFS][111.333GB Recovery Partition] It ...
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What kind of wear does writing and deleting large volumes of data put on storage devices?

The title pretty much says it all. What kind of wear does writing and deleting large volumes of data put on an HDD? What about a SSD? Will it affect lifespan, speed, or efficiency? When I say large ...
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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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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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How to add storage to VMWare vSphere without wiping the data

I have a question on how to add a storage drive in VMWare vSphere. Let's say I have installed ESXi, and I have 3 storage drive, and all 3 are showing at the Configuration tab in vSphere. Storage drive ...