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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How does 3D NAND relate to TLC/MLC/QLC?

I want to buy a SSD, but I am confused as to how 3D NAND (that is now the latest and greatest) relate to MLC, TLC and QLC ? Is there like 3D NAND TLC or 3D NAND QLC ? Or this 3D NAND completely ...
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How to change Windows drive left storage bar

I wanted to ask how I could change the bar over disks that shows how much storage is in use. I wanted to know how could I change Properties Theme from a light version to a dark mode style? I hope you ...
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Boot from cloned drive with boot partition on a different drive

I recently got a larger SSD to replace the old low-capacity SSD. I cloned my C:\ drive to the new SSD from the old one. However, every time I try to boot my pc up, I get hit with the GRUB recovery ...
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Can I partition a RAID 1 drive to replicate data that is now on multiple drives?

I am getting this Western Digital RAID 1 array (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074R59TLB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Currently I have data spread across three internal ...
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How do I make my windows 10 PC act as a usb flash drive?

I want to install Ubuntu from a bootable usb but currently don't have access to a USB flash drive for storage, What I do have though is a two-way USB (type A) cable and I'm thinking I could plug one ...
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Abnormally High Nand and Host writes in a SSD

I have SK Hynix SC308 SSD in a laptop. The SSD is roughly 4 years old. I don't know if it is a bug or something but the Nand and Host writes are excruciatingly high; in orders of 10^10 GB magnitude. ...
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NAS storage space usage doesn't reconcile

I am having facing an issue with my nas mounted on linux server - the total storage available doesn't match the usage. Below are the outputs: > df -h . size : 3.1T used : 2.3T avail : 777G > ll ...
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View which Chrome extension uses a specific IndexedDB

In AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Default/IndexedDB, I have one particular folder that takes up nearly 2GB. The folder is titled chrome-extension-.indexeddb.blob, so I have reason to believe ...
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Is it possible to backup data from a locked android phone? [migrated]

is it possible to get files from a locked android phone with PC ? I searched the entire internet but couldn't get any reliable source. Although i can simply hard reset the phone to bypass the lock, ...
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Is it safe to carry a WDPassport Portable HDD in a bag where is would shake around a lot during daily commutes? [closed]

I've been using SSDs for many, many years now and I've been quite happy with them. Yesterday, I found an old 120GB WD My Passport Portable HDD lying around from 2006. It had never been used, and has ...
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How to enlarge home directory on CentOS 7

I have an issue with the storage of my virtual machine which is running on CentOS 7. I'd like to enlarge the home directory which is currently completely used but there is clearly free space on the ...
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Failed install of Hyper V uses up 18GB of HDD [duplicate]

I've decided to try out the 'Hyper-V Windows 10 dev environment' on my laptop. Beginning this I only had about 20gb remaining so had to remove an additional 20gb from my hard drive, leaving me with ...
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Get-Disk and Get-PhysicalDisk return different results

I am trying to set up storage spaces on Windows 10 Pro, but I am confused by the output of Get-Disk and Get-PhysicalDisk: PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-PhysicalDisk | select DeviceId,friendlyname,...
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How to arrange data on Partitions Physical Storage

I want to move data on the partition to the start of the partition physically. The files are scattered on the whole partition, free spaces are in between. I want that all data should be on one side ...
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How many P/E cycles does 2d planar MLC can hold up?

to be more specific, I am planning to buy SSD drives of Toshiba 2d mlc nand flash with 15nm process technology. I am aware there're numerous factors that affect the lifespan of flash drive but I want ...
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Windows 10 storage disappearing

Something is "eating up" storage on my C: drive recently. It's a 107 GB drive; a few days ago size of "All in c:" showed up in properties as ~ 67 GB (size on disk was LESS though I ...
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Changes in resource handler

I'm trying to find out where an application on Windows 10 stores some files when I download them. I tried using the resource monitor tool (under the CPU tab), which links every selected process with ...
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Can I delete files from C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\PeerDistRepub\Store\0?

C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Local\PeerDistRepub\Store\0 This directory contains many, many .dat files which use ~33% of my 500GB disk space. I found this using WinDirStat. The ...
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Storage limitations on laptops

I have an HP pavilion 14 model:bf103ne. I have a 1TB HDD in it and am looking to add an ssd. According to the product manual, there is only support for 256GB of SSD storage along with 1TB of HDD. (...
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How to create a NAS based storage pool?

How can I create a NAS-based storage pool that takes my disks on the network, create partitions and an FS and give me a combined pool totaling the sum of all the storage devices? I know a similar ...
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Tensorflow memory issues

I've been running some ML experiments on my 2017 MacBook pro. When using TensorFlow my free storage went from 30 GB to around 4GB in no time. I understand it saves the models, and log files and such. ...
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Can interrupting mounting and dismounting cause data loss?

I'm using veracrypt to safely store files. Occasionally it seems to hang (for 5-10 minutes or more) when mounting a volume. So I gravitate towards force quitting the application, ejecting the volume, ...
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Duplicate windows folders on different drives

I have seemingly redundant windows, users, program files, program files (x86) and programdata folders on two of my drives. One drive is my bootdrive (C:) and the other is for storage only (D:). Both ...
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Storage doesnt add up windows 10 [duplicate]

I constantly have error message "Low disk space". According to my storage I have "C" drive 464 Gb. So I ran TreeSize to get the details of what taking space and it seems like all ...
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How to combine a bunch of different sized SSDs into one volume in Windows?

I have six old SATA ssd of different sizes and brands (100 to 512 GB) collecting dust in a drawer. I would like to put them into my PC as one large JBOD volume, and use this for installing Steam games....
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I have trouble with OneDrive

I received a 'Continue setting up Windows' prompt on my device. During the set-up, I accidentally synced my PC storage to OneDrive. Whatever I delete in OneDrive is deleted in my PC. My phone is also ...
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securing files on an external hard drive to prevent virus

Hi i am new here and i wanted to ask this question for a while. before i ask my question let me clarify my understanding of a virus and how it works please correct me if i am wrong. a virus works by ...
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How can I remove Google drive from my PC without deleting any cloud stored file?

I'm currently in the process or upgrading my 500GB SSD to a 2TB one, so I cna have more storage to use Google drive files on it. So now, I'm wondering if there's a way to delete all the Google drive ...
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Is it possible to add a drive to an existing SPAN / BIG setup?

i am aware that adding a drive to a config like RAID 0 is impossible without reconstructing the whole array, but would it be possible to add a drive to an existing SPAN or BIG setup? AFAIK they work ...
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Copy-pasted large folder but didn't have enough space. Cancelled the paste, but storage was taken up anyways

I don't know if specifics of the folder are needed, but I had a large folder already downloaded on my C: drive. I copy and pasted it onto my desktop but there wasn't enough space for the download to ...
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Is it possible to use a TLC SSD like an SLC SSD?

I’ve heard that MLC (and higher level, including TLC) SSDs are slower (when nearly full) and less reliable than SLC SSDs. The problem is that I can’t seem to find SLC SSDs available for sale today, ...
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Interview Q: Store 1KB of information on a PC that will have storage replaced

I interviewed for a job and got asked a very interesting interview question. I'm still thinking about it. The question: “How can you store 1KB of information on a standard Windows desktop computer, ...
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Recovering access to 2 Intel VROC SATA RAID arrays after a windows reinstall

Hope you had a great Christmas. I won't bother you with how I got to this point, let's just say that the lesson is that often times it is better to re-install windows using the desired configuration, ...
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Proxmox and Hardware RAID, which storage type

Proxmox and Hardware RAID, which storage type must use? I have been building a "Production environment" for apps 24x7, 3 IBM server, LSI raid card for RAID 5 on each one (for fault tolerance ...
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HDD & bad sectors, how are they handled? [duplicate]

Currently, I have 2 Seagate HDDs that are bad and I want to know how the Seatools, or another application, deal with these bad sectors. As far as I know, bad sectors are some tiny sectors of the disk ...
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Google drive folder on laptop says 13.3 GB used whereas google drive online says 30GB

I'm sure there is a solution to this problem but I can't seem to find the answer I have a google drive account. When I look at the properties of the google drive folder on my laptop it says it is 13.3 ...
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What kind of storage would nowadays be good for swap partitions (Linux, Windows)? If NVMe SSD is used, how will this impact longevity?

Does it still make sense to use a good old magnetic disk for this purpose, maybe a RAID 0 configuration?
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I can not remove disk from Storage Space

I have a storage pool that shows low capacity but there are actually at least 2.55TB free. The storage pool is a simple drive so there is no redundancy. I am trying to remove one drive but I am not ...
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How to compress an image as much as possible?

I have an image with a size of 1x1. (.png) It's a black pixel. I used Photoshop to create it as a Bitmap and when I saved it, it turned out 1.2kB+. This was not very surprising, I thought Photoshop ...
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What happens if attempting to save more than the allowed number of files to an NTFS volume?

According to the Wikipedia article for NTFS, the maximum number of files that can be stored within an NTFS volume is 4,294,967,295. If this limit is reached and a user then attempts to save another ...
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Google Drive takes up all local hard drive space on Macbook simply to continuously backup

I notice that I am now running out of space on my laptop from GDrive simply trying to back up files continuosly using Drive Backup And Sync - this is at least 50GB of storage space locally. How can I ...
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How can a hard drive provide a host device with file/directory listings when the drive isn't spinning?

On several of the newer hard rives that I've used, I've noticed that they will often stop spinning when not in use - presumably to save energy and to prolong its life. Interestingly, however, I've ...
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What is ROM (Read Only Memory)?

If ROM is non-volatile memory, that means it can not be erased, rewritten, or modified. Then why can data, e.g. a song or photo, in a phone having 64GB ROM, be deleted or replaced with new data?
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How can a wd mybookliveduo be setup for remote access over the Internet on a Linux client?

I currently run a Minecraft server that is having storage problems, and one of the staff members offered to give 2TBs of storage on their wd mybookliveduo. The dedicated server where access is needed ...
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NVMe PCIe x4 SSD on M.2 PCIe x2 slot?

i'm about to get a new SSD for my PC, and before spending the money i have some doubts about my decision i would like to clarify First, my mobo is a B450 Aorus Pro Wifi, it has 2 M.2 slots, one of ...
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Veracrypt message “write protected volume”

I created a hidden volume in Veracrypt. I didn't select the option for my volume to be write-protected but when I try to copy files to the volume, I get a message "saying this disk is write-...
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Different C Drive Storage Capacities in Explorer and Settings

My C Drive is allocated to 149 GB as you can see here in Explorer You can also see the same in Disk Management But in Setting, it shows 223 GB as the Capacity May I know why this is happening? ...
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Create one Google Drive Account for users with one admin?

I want to create one Google drive Account that used by five members. One of them is admin and the others is just users. Users can only upload files. They can not delete files. How can I do this? ...
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Cannot initialize brand new SATA hard disk drive

I am unable to initialize a brand new hard drive. In Windows 10 Disk Management the HDD is listed as disk 3. I get an error that states: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device ...
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QEMU using a Windows physical-device

When starting qemu with a physical device qemu-system-i386.exe -m 4096 -hda \\.\physicaldrive2 I get the error: WARNING: Image format was not specified for '\.\physicaldrive2' and probing guessed ...

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