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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Transferring Files Over Ethernet to Network Storage Kills Internet Connection

I have an Airport Extreme router (newest model) with a USB drive attached that I transfer files to. My Mac Pro (3,1 running latest Yosemite) is connected to this router via Ethernet, and I've been ...
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How to write protect microSD card?

My phone is corrupting memory cards while trying to write data. I want to make my microSD read-only or write protect it (even if phone is not the reason). Searching on Google returns the solutions to ...
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SSD cache to minimise disk uptime

I am planning to build a small server for personal use, utilising a relatively large RAID-5/-6 (or RAID-Z/-Z2) array as main storage. The vast majority of workloads I envision for this would have ...
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Best external USB drive with transparent Raid-1 support

I am in the market for a new NAS/backup system, and came across the interesting TonidoPlug . My last USB external drive (SimpleTech SimpleDrive 1TB) has met its demise, and so I'm trying to figure ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Windows 10 storage pool and hard drive recovery

OS Win 1 I am looking for any suggestions as I have spent nearly 20+ hours working with MS and reading through blogs and creating/deleting storage pools to simulate scenarios. Basically I had ...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache?

I am building a LANcache for a lanparty that I'm organizing. We have about 80 visitors (pretty small LAN), but our uplink is limited to 100mb/s due to reasons and it's constantly saturated with game ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create a decentralized file server out of multiple desktops with Windows 7 OS

I have a bunch of desktops with Windows 7 OS and some unused hard disk space on each one that I would like to connect together and use as a big file server that can be seen by all the desktops. I want ...
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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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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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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 again....
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Single storage setup for multiple users

I have a relative who employs several people for data entry and stuff. Currently, he has 3 employees, each with his own computer, but wants to expand with 2-3 more computers. What he is fearing is ...
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SQL Server - Database with strange storage space

I have a strange problem with one SQL server database: The database takes 180GBs on disk, with no space available; while the only table it contains should use only sth like 25GBs: EDIT: database ...
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Intel Matrix Storage controller black screen after reformatting the disk

I have a Dell T3400 PC with an Intel Matrix Storage controller and two disks which were in a RAID-1 configuration. I took out one of the disks and installed Linux on the other disk, breaking the RAID ...
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Tools for block diagrams / listings of multi-layered storage virtualization with LVM and LUKS?

When multiple storage virtualization systems are used together, it can be complicated and time-consuming to gain an understanding of the structure of the various relationships involved. What tools ...
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Timed/Periodical automatic uploads to DropBox?

I'm wondering if there are any tools/apps out that allow you to; select a specific set of files/folders -> select a specific time (every 3 hours for example) -> automatically upload/sync the selected ...
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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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Expanding storage on a soft RAID10

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 doesn'...
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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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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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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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Use two drives independently in NAS (Synology)

I am going to purchase a Synology server for my home. I want to have two NAS Drives plugged in internally. Can I access each drive independently? For instance: On one of the drives I want to store ...
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Need to expand TP-Links storage but there is no USB port, can i use a shared network drive?

So I got a TP-Link WR841N V9 and I installed Openwrt Barrier Breaker 14.07. It has very little memory so I want to expand it. I read that I could use ExtRoot with a USB to fix that, the problem is ...
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Incorrect Calculation of storage on OS X El Capitan 10.11

The storage calculation in the “About This Mac” says that I have 330GB remaining but my apps and other things add up to about 300GB. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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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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Areca SAS controller compatibility with SATA drives

With my controller drives randomly disconnect or become unresponsive, tested in both Linux (with Areca’s proprietary driver as the open-source one has been broken for years) and a clean install of ...