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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Windows 8 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology No Accelerate Tab - Move EFI Recovery Partition to HDD

i have followed few posts in here regarding no accelerate tab in Intel Rapid Storage Technology application, and i am having similar issue. when i installed windows-8, the recovery and efi partitions ...
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How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device?

What steps can I take to try to recover lost or inaccessible data from any storage device? Answers: This applies to any main storage devices; eg. internal/external hard drive, USB stick, Flash ...
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Can you change the storage bar on “my computer” to indicate remaining space instead of used space?

Can you change the storage bar on "my computer" to indicate remaining space instead of used space?
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waking up a sleeping external usb storage drive on linux?

So I got a Seagate external usb storage that goes to sleep after 90 minutes. All its power comes from the usb. At dmesg, this is what happens: [Dom Jun 29 17:25:08 2014] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi ...
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Internal Storage does not have a drive name

The internal storage of my phone shows up as: Computer\Xperia SL\Internal Storage Hence I am unable to copy the entire contents of the drive using either Fastcopy or CMD Why is it that it does not ...
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Calculate storage capacity of RAID 2 / 3 / 4?

Given n drives and capacity s of each drive, how would I calculate storage capacity for RAID 2 / 3 / 4? For example, I know RAID 5's storage capacity can be calculated with the following formula: ...
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Calculating RPM of the disk drive

Well I have a question about RPM of the disk drive. I've seen an example where: seek time of the HD: 5ms track size: 5MB If an application wants to read 1MB from the disk with a maximum time of 20ms ...
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Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do? [closed]

Why is it necessary to initialize, format, create a volume and a partition on a new hard drive? What are there differences? I have red on Google and most of them seem to do the same thing.
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Is it possible to mark or segregate bad blocks on HDD?

Hello I want to know if is it possible to mark bad blocks on HDD for OS to not use them. I don't want to save data written on this blocks, just want to get rid of them. I found some article where ...
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Usability of solid state drives after long term storage without without power

So, I was recently hired on to a company that has shipped out several 24/7 always on servers.. With solid state drives. I understand that SSD longevity has been improved upon, however to my knowledge ...
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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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Hyper-V file server or VM file server [on hold]

I have a HyperV 2012 server with 2 VM's. I have my media stored in VHDX's mounted to one of the VM's running 2012r2 essentials. The VHDX's are in separate parity storage spaces on the host. The ...
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Is it insecure to use a swap file that multiple systems can read?

I'm setting up a dual-boot system with Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7. Both systems are installed on an SSD, each given around 50GB. However, there is an additional internal HDD with a single ext4 ...
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Does `dd` work on physical level or on filesystem level?

When you delete a file from a device, let's say an USB stick, then (without doing any further stuff) only the entry in the filesystem is deleted, the raw bytes of this file are still on the device ...
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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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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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Can an SSD drive be reused / reformatted after a failure?

Being new to SSD (I don't own/use one, yet), how severe can storage loss be on those drives? I heard that the entire drive can pretty much get lost instantly due to the technology it uses to store ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my ...
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Migrating from HDD to SSD+HDD combo [closed]

So in a few days I'm going to be building a new PC in which I decided to icorporate an SSD (120GB) + HDD (1TB) combo. Are there any rules of thumb as to how you should divide your data among those two ...
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How smart phones can be viewed as storage devices by the OS?

I wanted to view the partition tables of my android and ipod using gparted.But, I could not since the OS does not recognize smart phones as storage devices.So,why is this behaviour and how can I force ...
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Can a personal cloud storage device be used for syncing OneNote?

(Please note this is a question about a type of NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, not an online cloud storage service.) If I understand it correctly, a personal cloud storage device (for example ...
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ZFS on linux: switch partition to whole disk

There is a ZFS pool with raidz1 in it. The pool is created on top of three 2TB drives using the whole disk and a 2TB partition on a 3TB drive. What is the recommended process to reconfigure the pool ...
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Motherboard storage drivers confusion

I'm always confused when I need to install the MOBO drivers for storage. Eg: for my mobo, there are 5 different drivers for storage. It is not clear what they do and which one I need to install!! Can ...
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What medium should be used for long term, high volume, data storage (archival)?

This question was inspired by How to store and preserve lots of data? There have been another similar questions, but none with this type of criteria. This is two questions in one. How do you store ...
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Which option is better for NAS old computer or NAS devices [closed]

I searched on internet about NAS and many have come up with solution of using OLD computer with bunch of drives and use FreeNAS and it don't cost money The other i have found is to use Netgear ...
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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How can i build home SAN with SATA drives only

In my home i have 5 user using different computers and we have one server with vmware Esxi on it to use for virtual machines The problem i am having is storage i have desktop where i have stored 7 ...
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Why is it believed that only Blu-rays can store HD content? [closed]

HD content can be stored anywhere. Why does the Wiki say that Blu-ray supersedes DVD because it can store HD video? You can store an HD video on a CD-ROM. An HD video is just bits representing data to ...
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Win7 setup insists on CD/DVD driver even though it isn't needed

Alright, this one got me stumped... Bear with me. This is a long story: I'm trying to help out a family member with a clean install of Windows 7 (Ultimate, 32 bit) on his ASUS A7Sv laptop. Laptop ...
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What is the difference between a kibibyte, a kilobit, and a kilobyte?

This question got me wondering about the differences between these three ways of measuring size: a kibibyte, a kilobit, and the conventional kilobyte. I understand that these measurements have ...
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What type of cable do I need to connect to this storage box

I have this Hitachi Storage box (Hitachi DF600-RKAJAT Hard Drive Array): It has fiber drives, and I have a Fiber channel card like this: How can I join them?
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Does a router USB port means it supports NAS?

My ISP will be sending me a SmartRG SR505n modem/router and I see from the specs that it has a USB 2.0 port. Does this mean that it supports adding a NAS (my extrenal HDD for example?). I checked the ...
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How can i manage10 SATA drives separately with same speed as DAS

I have 10 External USB drives attached with my desktop. Each has its own power and USB cable + USB extension/extender. Its looking very messy and i am thinking of opening the case and then take out ...
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Can i use any fibre channel card with IBM server or there is special type

I have this server http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redpapers/pdfs/redp4362.pdf and i have disk array with fibre hard drives. I want to know that can i use any fibre card with IBM server or there is ...
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What type of hard drives can be used in storage server [closed]

First of all i am not asking for any shopping Recommendation but i want to know about this product on ebay ...
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Mount usb storage on Nexus 4 from Ntfs

How do I mount usb storage to fat32 or exFat on Nexus 4? Many of the mounter apps I tried specified app not compatible for Nexus 4 in the description itself. I could connect my mouse through OTG cable ...
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how big is SAN and is it feasible to use it in home

I have seen this add for SAN and its looks cheap for 50TB storage. But i am not sure How big will that be. i mean can it be fit on my computer desk Can i sue with my normal desktop Is it will be ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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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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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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File System for virtualization server [closed]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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How to set up a dev environment in a VDI [closed]

My company is trying to set up VDI environments for everyone including database developers. Some of the databases are SQL, others semi-obscure legacy systems. Apparently our hosting company charges a ...
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Deleting Files from Secondary BTSync Client Files remain in Ubuntu VPS but invisible

I installed BTSync on my VPS which is running Ubuntu 13.10. I set up a drop folder where I would transfer my files & that would sync to my home PC. I would then delete things on my home PC (not ...
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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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What is the “drive level/low space” warning threshold for Windows 7?

What is the limit for the theshold for Windows 7 to trigger a "low space" warning? (here indicated by the red bar) and is it customiseable? I think it is 10% but I am not sure and can't find any ...
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KVM images not reading from custom location

In CentOS linux server I have a disk scenario as , A LV with vg0 in it and in that I have created a directory with intention as KVM have to read the images from this location. I have set KVM to read ...
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I dell external usb dvdrw drive model gp60n

I have a dell external usb dvdrw drive model gp60n and i need to know what kind of readable format and what kind of writable format it uses.
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Home FTP storage

Now i have a router Asus RT-N56u and a USB Disk (Samsung M3 portable) for my daily website backups. I am doing compressing with tar for every site folder then sending it via NCFTP to my home usb disk. ...
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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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Why's Windows keep losing my storage device on reboot?

I've got a machine running Windows 8.1 off a boot SSD, with the SATA spinning media attached via an Adaptec 6405e controller. It works great coming up from a powered off state. However, if a reboot ...