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Questions tagged [storage]

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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Space issues on 32 GB Windows 10 mini PC

I recently bought a cheap Windows 10 mini PC with only 32 GB of space. I installed it two days ago, and after the installation (more activation than installation) I had about 13 GB of ...
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What is the lethality of a SMART error?

We have a 40 TB storage server in RAID 5, with twelve 2 TB drives. One drive is acting as a hotspare, and it's being managed with a hardware RAID controller. For some forsaken reason, three drives ...
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How to find if FC-Switch using port-zoning or not Brocade FC 300

I have to replace a HBA on RedHat5.3 due to card failure. A tech guy asked me that "Check your FC-Switch Zoning Type of Port Zoning or not? , because if host accessed by WWNN, you'll need to update ...
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Hardware protection against bit-flips during I/O between storage and DRAM?

If a motherboard supports ECC DRAM, then it has a 72 bit bus between the DRAM slot and the memory controller. 64 data bits + 8 parity bits for SECDED. Nowadays, most CPUs have the memory controller ...
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Virtual Machine from Solid State Drive using USB 2.0

I want to run a Virtual Machine, just like I do from my laptop using an external Solid State Drive. Problem is: I only have USB 2.0 Ports on my laptop and I need to use this laptop. The programs I ...
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Dual SAN controller failure

I am new to storage but facing a serious disaster issue of the failure of Dual SAN Controller. Don't know whether this is a right place to ask this question. Anyways the problem is, None of the ...
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Sorta Complicated: Desktop Locations

I have recently moved my desktop location (using properties menu) and changed it to E: (Hard drive 1TB) and then I installed a really big game (50 GB) and now i want to move the desktop into a folder ...
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What filesystem and backup strategy for a small-scale home server?

I am rebuilding a home server after my previous one failed (My Odroid C1 with 1GB RAM running Ubuntu 14.04 was just struggling with RAM and other things that made it hang; my mdadm-lvm RAID1 storage ...
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how to change file permission of large number of file on DIgitalocen spaces

we have stored over 1 million image files on DO spaces , while uploading we forgot to set them as public and uploaded them as private. now we wants all our file to be public we are try to update ...
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ZFS magically vanishing available storage space

OK this is driving me nuts. Running zfs on a system, and my root partition has been shrinking with seeming no explanation. I have now run out of space and can't find where it all went. A simple df ...
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Best long term storage solution? [closed]

What's the best device I can store data on for an extremely long time hundreds or thousands of years? Only planning on writing the data on to it once as it's going to be a time capsule kinda basically ...
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Present NAS share as USB mass storage? [closed]

Is there capability in something like a Raspberry Pi or other linux device to do the following? NAS File Share -> LAN port of theoretical device -> USB Port of theoretical device -> ...
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Ec2 Instance Root-Volume with market place codes went to Read-only mode

We have an EC2 instance in the North Virginia Region in which the root volume went to read only mode all of a sudden. The root volume(XFS fs) has market place codes for the centos ami. I have tried ...
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Recovering Microsoft Storage Space RAID5

I have 3 units of 4TB disk in a RAID5 setup using Microsoft Storage Space, total 8TB of space. I have accidentally formatted the disk, when I installed an 8TB backup disk. Which application is best ...
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SSD(s) slower read and write after installing windows for a second time (Crystal disk mark) Possible damage to SATA contoller on Mobo?

I received a new 240gb Kingston SSD. I installed windows on it. My 4K read speeds were around 350mb/s and first sequential 560mb/s I had a problem where when installing windows (on the new Kingston) ...
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NVME SSD Slow Windows Loading on consecutive boots

I have a strange problem with my new EVO 970 SSD. For some reason, when my PC starts to boot into Windows 10 (when the circle starts spinning) it takes around 10-15 seconds, which is a bit too much ...
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Dell PowerEdge R900 adding Storage [closed]

I have a Dell PowerEdge R900 (manual) (getting started guide) with 5 each 3.5 inch SATA drives which add up to around 8TB. I want to mount or add an external USB or any other way connect another ...
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Will a 4 TB or 6 TB fit this PC?

https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Desktop-7200RPM-SATA-Cache/dp/B00BFFQMCY?th=1 the question is not solely aimed at seagate drives but any other competitor with 4-6 TB drives I currently have an 1 TB ...
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How can I store a software installation dvd on HD/SSD?

I searched online how to store/rip a software dvd to hard disk, but all the hits I get on google refer to dvd ripping software that are specifically for movies. E.g., PC magazine gives a list of 3 ...
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Windows 10 Storage app is misreporting used space?

According to the Windows 10 Storage App I have 11.5 GB in Temporary Files, but when examining the Temporary Files node there it only lists 58.4 MB. Is this a bug in the app? Or does it look in ...
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dd not performing as expected in Cygwin

I am trying to backup an entire drive to an image file in Cygwin. $ dd if=/dev/sdc of=/cygdrive/i/Storage$/backups/2018-09-18.img conv=noerror,sync status=progress bs=1M 0+0 records in 0+0 records ...
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Can I make some of my hard drives invisible to certain programs?

On Windows 7. I have a lot of hard drives which are used for storage. When launching certain programs (e.g. some games, Photoshop, etc.) the program will automatically try to query/access all of ...
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Brand new HDD is still processing something after copying huge amount of files onto it?

I put a brand new HDD into an external HDD enclosure. After copying a huge amount of data onto this drive, the disk head is still processing something even two hours later (the copying process has ...
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OneNote copying image in and saving again increases the file size

So, I often take photos of my notes and upload to onenote via camera. I take great pains to make sure the file size is small so that I can keep using this for a long time. I then download the image ...
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HDD unpluged for a long period of time goes bad? [duplicate]

I have two HDD's unplugged for two years. It's from my old pc. I have some important files in there but I'm wondering about this problem. Will the HDD's turn on and I'll be able to access all my ...
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Why is there a memory limit but not a storage limits for computers

If a computer has a 32 bit copy of windows is only able to use a max of 4GB of RAM. But why is the same computer able to use 500+GB of storage? If there is a limit to the RAM, shouldn't the same limit ...
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Mac OS 10.13.6 1TB HDD - How can I reduce the System file size currently 438 GB

How can I reduce the System Storage file size Using the Manage Storage System, the File indicates 438.03 GB file size. How can I reduce this. I would also like to see inside the system folder to see ...
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SMART “failed: Connection timed out”

My Windows laptop, a HP Elitebook 9470m, recently crashed, refused to boot, and the SSD could not be detected when I tried a live CD. I pulled the SSD out and recovered my files. SMART diagnostics ...
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How vulnerable are SSDs to power failures compared to HDDs? [closed]

We know that HDDs are very vulnerable to power failures. Are SSDs prone to power failures as well? Since they have no moving parts, I'm assuming that they can handle power failures better.
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External HDD making clicking noise and not being recognized

I have WD Passport external HDD and yesterday, when I was transferring some photos to it, the transfer suddenly stopped. I thought nothing of it, retried a few times - nothing. So I restarted my PC ...
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google drive cache taking too much space

I recently found that google drive is taking too much space (50GB) although I only made 3GB available offline. On my Mac and PC I had too go and delete the cache folder. Is there a way to avoid it? ...
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LTO tape writing technology explanation [closed]

I am doing some research about the Tape Backups for Enterprises especially LTO as it is commonly use standard now days. Going through the process of writing the data to the tape I would need some ...
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Western Digital Black vs Gold (Hard Drive Noise issue)

I recently bought a Western Digital Black 6 TB 256 MB hard drive. It works and has fast read and write speeds. The problem is that makes a slight “bump” sound every 5 – 6 seconds while at idle. If it’...
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Storage workload differentiate

I am searching some info about storage implementations. Came across random workloads which would be the bets measure by IOPS and sequential where measurement unit would be bandwidth. I would like to ...
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Find out whats taking up space in a program Windows 10

On the uninstall or change a program window in control panel, a program is supposedly taking up 1.23TB of space which can't be right. I'd uninstall this but am worried that it will delete other files ...
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How much slower do SSDs get as they fill up or age?

I'm considering buying a 256 GB SSD. I've heard that they get slower as you fill them up with more than 75% of their capacity, owing to the mechanics of how they write data. Question is: How much ...
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Where does Google Drive store the “Plug in a camera” setting?

Where does Google Drive store the Plug in a camera or phone to back up files setting in the USB Devices & SD Cards preferences dialog? This dialog is accessible via the USB Devices & SD Cards ...
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On my mac, how can I upload my photo library when my library is significantly larger than my disk?

I got 300GB photo library on an external backup tape which I would like to store in the iCloud photos application. I am subscribing to the 2TB iCloud storage plan. I was hoping photos to upload the ...
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Windows 10 Updates: Win 10 updates its version in increasing order (going through each update)?

I had installed window 10 (genuine and it was some oldest version of win 10)on my laptop in drive with 50 GB storage, since win 10 has been upgraded every twice (approximately) a year, so every update ...
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Lifespan of an SSD (NAND Flash) for minimal write use archive purposes: Write once, toss in (proverbial or literal) storage closet

Okay, so I saw this other question which was closed as being too localized and I understand the idea of that closure: Systems, environments and usage are all different. But my question is about using ...
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Solid State Drive Reformatting Limit

Is there a limit on the amount of times you can format a Solid State Drive, until you see effects? I was trying to install a program, to go back to original settings; long story short, I ended ...
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Will Partitioning a Solid State Drive make it faster?

I know that partitioning a conventional HDD drive will make it faster. Is the same true for Solid state drives? Does partitioning a solid state drive make it faster?
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Storing a decimal number in a text file with just 1 byte

I want to store the number 97 in a text file. In hexadecimal it is 0x61 and it should take 8 bits or 1 byte of storage. But when I enter 97 in a text file, it takes 2 bytes of storage (as it stores ...
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Cluster storage server RAID configuration and specifications (Sanity check)

We are planning to buy a cluster for scientific computations, currently, we are in the process of putting together the specifications. We are not really sure, what should be the specifications of the ...
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File Sharing a Routers Storage with Windows 10 requires SMB1 but [duplicate]

can SMB1 be added back into Windows 10 AGAIN after it uninstalled itself? The net has NO searches for "downloading" SMB1 but lots of ENABLES. Can SMB1 be added back into Windows 10 for Router ...
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Can I delete the data partition from my hard drive?

I have a 500gb hard drive and I am trying to install Android x86 on it, alongside Windows and Ubuntu. A long time ago (before I had Ubuntu) I had to get my motherboard replaced, so somewhere along ...
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How to add/mount block storage on DigitalOcean droplet under server root /

I have created new CentOS x64 droplet on Digital Ocean and while doing that I have added block storage of 100GB as a additional storage. But when i logged in to my VPS I see it like this : [root@...
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Fresh install of widows 10 on new SSD keep files from Hard Drive?

I just ordered my first SSD ever and currently have a 1TB hard drive with a lot of media files that i want to keep. I want to do a fresh install of windows, since my current install is very slow and ...
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Reliable USB Flash Media

Q: What type of flash media has the best long-term storage reliability? Details: I'm aware that all flash media has varied limits on lifetime write cycles, and that there are better media for long ...
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Ever since update, disk added to computer [duplicate]

Ever since I recently updated Windows 10 (v1803), a new "Local Disk" appeared (F): When I open it, it's empty. These are the properties: Then, every few minutes it seems, even if I keep clearing the ...