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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Rebalance hard drives in a Storage Space Pool?

I have 2x 1.5TB drives in a (two-way mirror storage pool). That pool recently hit 100% capacity meaning both drives had 0% space left. I added 2x 4TB drives to the storage pool but Storage space ...
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Efficient way to refresh an external hard disk

I have done some research and found that unplugged hard disks slowly lose their magnetic states over time, therefore I need to refresh the data periodically. Some answer in Superuser suggested I ...
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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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tahoe-lafs: one full copy of every file per server

I am attempting to use Tahoe-LAFS to make data available on all the machines I have set a share up on. At the moment, there are two machines acting as storage nodes. I will soon be adding a third. ...
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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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I want a lightweight and fast cloud [closed]

I am searched on internet many cloud sites but there I can't find a fast lightweight cloud storage. is there like this any cloud site? Requires: (1) Fast (2) Unlimited space (3) Lightweight (4) ...
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how to protect user's uploading files and sync two storage servers when extending storage

I have a problem with storage as explained below could you please advise me. I have created a web site that should work like Youtube. In my web site it should SAVE the HUGE number of video files, ...
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Functional MD complex RAID10 suddenly marks all drives as spares

This morning during a long ~1.5TB read operation sending data to an NFS client, my md complex-RAID10 array spontaneously stopped, then dropped four members for being "non-fresh" and failed to start ...
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Why the 1 TB disk limit on Thermaltake Blacx?

I've been looking at options for external storage and I quite like the idea of plug hard drives in as needed like you can with Thermaltake's Blacx. The USB 2 speed limit doesn't really concern me but ...
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Is the lock mechanism on an SD card hardware, firmware, or software (driver,OS) enforced?

Where is the lock to read-only mode enforced with SD cards? Is this done inside the card itself physically, in the firmware of readers, or in the OS? (Some other place?)
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Storing computers outside?

I need to store my desktop PC somewhere during winter break. I found a place that rents out sheds for cheap. However there is no temperature control, so the shed will be the temperature of the ...
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Restore / Mount Windows 8.1 Storage Space

I have a storage space with two disks, which i want to use after a new Windows installation. I can create a new space, with the amount of the remaining disk space available, but cannot access the ...
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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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Intel SSD with retired blocks - how much life left?

It's a 4 year old Intel x25 SSD. In the program HD Tune it shows this ID Current Worst ThresholdData Status (05) Retired Block Count ...
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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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Lifetime of eMMC device

I have better knowledge about the NAND and NOR memory devices as I'm currently working with them. Now I have heard that eMMC device is going to be used in one of my upcoming project. What is the ...
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How exactly do you hook up 16 drives to this RAID card?

http://www.lsi.com/products/raid-controllers/pages/megaraid-sas-9240-8i.aspx#tab/tab1 I'm utterly confused only because I'm not versed as well in enterprise storage capability and solutions. The ...
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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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Does the RAID 5 parity drive have to be same size as the rest of the array?

In the most basic RAID 5 array, does the parity drive have to be the same size as the other 2 drives? Standard Array: 1x4TB Drive (Storage) 1x4TB Drive (Storage) 1x1TB Parity Drive Or will the size ...
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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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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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SATA connector position on a hard disk

I have a external SATA drive enclosure that connects via USB to a PC/Mac and it accepts a bare SATA drive being slotted directly into the enclosure, much like a hot swappable disk you would find in a ...
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My SSD runs extremely slow

I've bought a Toshiba SSD, model: Z1000001. It works, but is really, really slow. AHCI is enabled TRIM is enabled BIOS has been updated SATA cables and ports tested (SATA II0) I've been through all ...
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Perform trim-like operation on a normal HDD?

Is there a way to perform the same thing on a HDD as Trim does on a SSD. I assume the used sectors should be rewritten with 0 or 1.
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Intel Rapid Store

I am not sure if I have a port problem, HD, or MB issue. I have a Windows Home Server with six 2 TB HDs in an RAID 5 configuration. One day, I noticed the #6 HD was showing missing and there was ...
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Is there still a reason to choose a 10,000 RPM hard drive over an SSD?

For anyone who's serious about storage performance, SSDs are always the fastest solution. However, WD still makes their 10,000 RPM VelociRaptor hard drives, and a few enthusiasts even use ...
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How do SSDs retain data when powered off?

If I correctly understand, RAM and SSDs both use flash memory, though SSDs use NAND flash memory. RAM loses its data when unpowered. Why don't SSDs lose data the same way?
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Is It Possible to Reserve Space on a Disk in Windows?

I have a 500GB drive in my laptop with around 350GB of data. One folder on the drive is a folder that syncs with the cloud, and can have up to 100GB in it at any time. Is there any way to limit the ...
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How can a harddrive be “optimized for surveillance storage”?

Some internal harddrives are advertised as "optimized for surveillance storage" (and similarly, "optimized for gaming"). What makes these types of drives special or different from "standard" ...
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Does Google drive storage hack raid backups of my data just in case if their hard drives go down?

I'm thinking about using the google cloud storage as my main storage device instead of buying a bunch of my own nas devices. But what i'm wondering is my data secure and backed up via with google's ...
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How to keep a hard drive safe when removed from the computer?

I need to remove one of my hard drives, and it will stay outside of any computer for about one month. I've got a lot of sensitive data on it, so I want it to be safe and healthy. In what should I ...
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Collective term for HDDs and SSDs [closed]

I need a collective term for hard disk drives and solid state drives for computers that do not also include other storage units like USB drives and DVDs. To be more precise, a word for the main ...
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Find out where Data is stored in Windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s using up my disk space? Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? I've recently hit the cap on my 450gig HD and I can't seem to figure out ...
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How to setup RAID for data and AHCI for OS

I just bought 4 hard drives containing 4 TB each which I hope to set up in a RAID 10 setup, giving an apparent continuous 8 TB hard drive that is backed up. I also have a 256 GB SSD and a 1TB Hard ...
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Attach Cloud Storage as External Drive to Windows

I am looking to use a Cloud Storage provider as an attached drive on Windows Server 2008, kind of like an iSCSI storage device. I downloaded Google Drive which created a new folder on my system, but ...
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Maximum number of disks and amount of storage support by Ubuntu OS?

We are using AWS ec2 instances and we want to attach EBS volumes to EC2 instances using a program. In order to over burden one particular EC2 instance by attaching more storage than it can handle, I ...
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Storing more data then the adress width allows?

I'm learning how to design an 8-bit system and the CPU I have chosen has 16-bit addresses, but I want to store more data on a long term storage device(Flash), computers do this all the time, how is it ...
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What is the state of the art in hardware for data error correction?

A decade (or more) ago when shopping for RAM one often had the option of specifying "server-grade" memory with an extra Error Correction Code (ECC). I haven't seen that as an explicit option in ...
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What is the origin of K = 1024? [closed]

Why does the discrepancy in the number of bytes in a kilobyte exist? In some places I've seen the number 1024 (210) while in others it's 1000 (and the difference gets increasingly large with M, G, T, ...
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Will having multiple user accounts on my PC take up more space than having just one?

Will having multiple user accounts on my PC take up a lot more hard disk space than having just one?
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Ubuntu 14.04 says insufficient memory in my /boot memory alocation while updating

I am new to Linux platform. I just tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows but allocated only 200 mb to the /boot partition which is not recommended. Now Ubuntu software update keep on insists me no ...
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External storage doesn't show up in pc or disk manager

When I plug in my external HDD the LED on the disk lights up but i can't see it in my PC/DISKPART/DISK MANAGEMENT. I tried all the ports on my computer but it doesn't show up.Help please. HDD:- ...
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What's the minimum occupied space that triggers Windows' low space notification?

Is it a percentage related to the partition size? Or, is it a hard-fixed number? What if it's a non-system partition? Why would it matter to Windows if it isn't installed into it? In my case, I run ...
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Can FreeNAS be implemented on Amazon AWS?

Soon, I will be migrating my data to cloud. Therefore I'd like to know if I could implement FreeNAS on the cloud, i.e., Amazon AWS. Currently, I can only see FreeBSD AMI available in the Amazon ...
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Why is storage and transfer given in bytes?

As I understand it a storage device has x amount of bits which can be used for storage. Various software will store binary code in 32 or 64 bit, and some basics text files are just stored in 8bit ...
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Where are my passwords stored in browser?

When i click the remember me radio while signing into a web application, I know that my password is saved into somewhere inside my browser. I want to know the exact location of that file in my OS ...
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WD My Passport read error

I cannot access my WD passport. It keeps bleeping and the white light continually flashes. The PC immediately reports that E drive cannot be accessed due to I/O error. I have tried all the basic ...
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How to find out what is taking up my Mac storage?

So when I went to see how much storage I had left I see only 2.55 GB? This is because I apparently have taken up 100.15 GB of other. I don't believe this as I just purchased this Mac in July. ...
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Pros & Cons on setting up JBOD in BIOS or in Windows [closed]

I'm creating a storage, that means the OS isn't on these disks. So I was wondering what the differences was between setting up a JBOD in the BIOS or in windows. To me it seems like there's only ...
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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 ...