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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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Increase storage size of a VM inside VMWare Workstation [duplicate]

I have a windows 10 running on VM. I started with 50 GB. It too small for me now. I want to increase to 150 GB. I power off and expand in the VM settings to 150 GB already as you can see. I restart ...
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Does storage pool, virtual disk pool and drive pool mean the same thing in SAN terminology?

I am trying to make sense of the following quote: In general, it is recommended to use fewer storage pools within Dell EMC Unity arrays because this reduces complexity and increases flexibility. Dell ...
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Refreshing Flash memory?

Sorry for the newbie and probably off-topic question, but here goes... I heard somewhere that (some types of?) Flash memory would start loosing data after a few years without power due to the way they ...
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Is SD Express more energy efficient than M2 NVMe?

As laptop storage, for example, what would be more energy efficient, the new SD Express class cards or M2 NVMes?
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Questions about external SSD software RAID?

I currently have two 2.5" 4TB SSDs. My plan is to get an external Thunderbolt enclosure with a minimum of 4 bays and no hardware RAID (e.g. OWC Thunderbay Mini), and buy two more 4TB SSDs to make ...
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What is "Copy all NTFS Permissions" during copy files and folders with "Total Commander"

I am using windows os as my device. I want to copy all files and folders from my internal hard drive to external one using Total commander program. The reason of using Total commander is copy long ...
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How can I connect multiple HDD's to one motherboard?

As the title says, how can I do that? I have an old pc case with space for 9 3.5" HDD's, and I want to use it as a server for 4k video/picture storage. The case has a GTX460, and 4 sticks of 2gb ...
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What are the FIO options for jobs to split files in to different directories?

I'm trying to get used to FIO command, and I can find the right option combinations to use. What I'm trying to do is to use processes(jobs) to split the IO requests in two different directories. ...
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I can't delete unkown PV from LVM Storage

I have some problems with LVM storage. some PVs of my LVM storage are missing and I want to delete these unknown PVs. now, I should delete these PVs for use my LVs and I tried to delete these missing ...
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ProLiant D380 G5 - new drives dont work (E200 array controller)

i own a HP Proliant DL 380 G5 for private/personal use. I wanted to upgrade the storage a bit because i only have 2x 500GB HP drives in RAID 1 and 2x 72GB HP drives in RAID 1 My friend had some ...
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SSD or storage controller lag when copy files

I have 240GB Lexar NQ100 SSD in my old laptop (max read/write speed 500MB/s), split in two 100GB partitions, first partition is OS Windows 7 other empty so far. I have copied 40GB of files one big ...
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I found system files on a WD hard drive that I purchased new and never used as boot drive, can I delete them safely?

And why are they there? I am seeing invisible directories such as private, dev, cores, sbin, bin, usr etc. I only have ever used this HD for storage and that's all I want to use it for. Can I delete ...
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NVMe or eMMC as host for my OS on ARM?

I am working with the Jetson AGX Xavier from NVIDIA. When flashing I get the option Storage Device to use the internal SD card (eMMC) or an SSD inserted into the M.2 connector (NVMe) Both works fine ...
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CrystalDiskInfo Caution Error

I have checked my external HDD using Crystaldiskinfo.After I copied some files to the HDD Reallocated sectors count increased to 3360 from 3352 in Raw Values sector.What does this means? Should I buy ...
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Are link control, buffer credits and other fibre channel management messages affected by flow control?

Let's suppose there's a server connected to a fibre channel switch. They are happily exchanging frames of all kind, until the switch port buffer gets filled up. If I got correctly how flow control ...
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2nd M2 drive being detected in BIOS but not in OS

Asus B550 Plus Tuf Gaming AMD 5800X Seagate IronWolf X2 - RAID 1 M2 WD SN850 0.5TB M2 Sabrent SB-RKTQ-2TB OS Windows 10 I've added the Sabrent NVME SSD and it gets picked up in BIOS just fine. ...
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How is it possible to move partitions around on a full disk?

Say a disk is full with three equal-length partitions. It could be any type of disk: an SDD, an HDD, anything. In my mind, moving a partition is taking every bit of it and placing it elsewhere, until ...
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Do monitors cache data of what was recently view on them?

I know that monitors store some data to bring up the config menu and such. I also know that they are not storage devices and need a computer to get data to display. They cannot store all the data they ...
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Disk usage as a percentage for individual disks in KDE

I would like to get the throughput percentage used on a per-storage basis in KDE. Much like how it is done in Windows. I have managed to get the read and write speeds of all the storage combined but ...
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How to wipe all data of an Micro SD card which is in Read Only?

My SD card got fried and now I want to return it since it wasn't too long ago I bought it. On the card is my Raspberry PI system. I'm a little bit uncomfortable with giving the store the SD card with ...
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Change directories size and mount card

I have a small embedded PC with only 8 GB storage. I have installed Debian 11 with the following sizing: gitlab@pc:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.9G 0 ...
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I wiped all my most important data stored in Microsoft StorageSpaces due to a PowerShell copy/paste error. It formatted every volume! What can I do?

In Powershell ISE I meant to paste the drive letter D into the Command Browser argument for FormatDisk. But apparently the drive letter never got copied so it pasted New-VirtualDisk instead. I then ...
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Linux Mint filesystem full despite home directory being virtually empty. SDA6 file/folder 98% full?

I have Mint installed on an 80GB partition. When I boot up, Mint tells me that "filesystem" is almost full. I typed "df -h" into the the terminal and this is the output: Filesystem ...
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Does encrypting a partition prevent data recovery?

When a partition on a drive is not encrypted, and a file is accidentally deleted, it is relatively easy to restore the data. This is because, for most file systems, a delete operation simply marks ...
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How can I lock files under 'proof-of-work' where unlocking them would not take very long?

In other words, a way to encrypt files, not with the main purpose of security, but with the purpose that it would take a longer commitment to access them. For example, it would require around 24hrs to ...
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How can I create a FAT32 disk with 'newfs_msdos'?

I'm using terminal on a mac. I tried to create a FAT32 disk with 'newfs_msdos', but I got the following error and cannot create it. I was able to create a FAT32 disk by running the command 'diskutil ...
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How to check "stripsize" of a stripped logical volume?

I have created a stripped logical volume using below command: lvcreate -L 1G -n lv1 -i 2 -I 128 myvg1 /dev/nvme0n1p5 /dev/nvme0n2p6 Now, how can I check the stripsize again? I have tried using ...
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remove MBR of corrupted disk with 0 bytes

My Problem is that I have a external SSD drive which got corrupted and shows: Disk /dev/sdc: 0 sectors, 0 bytes And Problem reading disk in BasicMBRData::ReadMBRData()! Warning! Read error 22; ...
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How to purge a kubernetes persistent disk?

I have an Azure AKS cluster, and deployed... a) a persistentVolumeClaim (PVC) - it uses the default storageClass, so the reclaim policy is 'delete'; b) a deployment containing a pod with a linux ...
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Is it fine to store data on an SSD that experiences write operations every few seconds?

Firefox (and likely other web browsers) tends to write data to fixed storage very frequently. When certain browser extensions are installed, the write operations can occur every few seconds. Because ...
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Is YouTube a good way to store personal videos on the long run?

I used to have my pics and videos stored on two hard drives as well as Google Photos. However, I'm reaching the end of my allocated space. My dad told me "the solution is simple, the videos are ...
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Use network to store vdi

I'm trying to store vdis to a network machine which is mounted to my machine using nautilus and sftp. I confirm that I can access the directory and I can write to it. The error I'm getting is this: ...
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How do I access a Windows 10 Storage Spaces from another Windows 10 install?

BACKGROUND So a while ago (maybe 3 weeks ago) I decided to divide my NVMe in half to duel boot Windows and Linux. In the process I somehow deleted my Windows boot partitions or something. I honestly ...
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Not enough storage in /var/cache/apt/archives and login loop issue in kali linux

I think I have might got a problem only few people have encountered before lol: Basically, I am logged out of my kali account, I can't fix the problem because I need to install an update but I'm also ...
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Why is my SATA Harddrive not being detected by Windows?

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 PC to windows 10 which caused all sorts of problems. I've solved most of them, but my WD10EADS-00M2B0 Western Digital Caviar 1tb 7200rpm 3.5inch harddrive is not ...
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How can I log TBW per process (even if not so accurate)?

One of my SSD's TBW is rising much more rapidly than the TBW on my other SSDs (for comparison: in 2 months I wrote more data than I did in a whole year and a half in another SSD). While Task Manager ...
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HDD short DST fail. How to know the reason?

I used the Seagate hdd tool and run a Short Drive Self Test a Western Digital disk. It says "Short DST FAIL", but that is the only information. How do I know what exactly failed? I mean, the ...
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How to understand SAN stores data at the block level, while NAS accesses data as files?

I am reading this documentSAN vs NAS A SAN stores data at the block level, while NAS accesses data as files. To a client OS, a SAN typically appears as a disk and exists as its own separate network ...
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Can ZFS and BtrFS handle files larger than physical discs?

Are ZFS and BtrFS able to handle files that are larger than one physical disk so that such a huge file spans over multiple physical discs? I consider lifting up my file server to a VM. Currently the ...
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Why is data so spread out on partitions that evolved naturally?

I've been doing work on VMs + porting operating systems recently and noticed something I've known for a while: data written by operating systems seem to be allocated randomly and is spread throughout ...
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Do partition management tools save you time when you want to merge two adjacent hard drive partitions?

On a mechanical hard drive, I have 4 partitions. I want to merge 2 physically adjacent partitions, each filled with over 200GB of data. Neither is a boot partition. From what I've researched, the ...
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What kind of disk operation is not read or write?

When reading a performance chart like this, what does the Other IO/Sec mean? What kind of operation is not read or write? The info button only leads to a doc with this vague description: NFS Write – ...
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Windows Storage Space Incorrect Pool Size

Storage Space Configuration Image I have a Storage Pool here with a 10.9 TB capacity [image above]. I have 3 spaces in the pool, with a combined capacity of less than the total pool capacity, yet I am ...
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Is There A Way To Delete Files As They Are Being Extracted With 7-zip?

Currently I'm sitting at a nice 62gb of free space with a zipped folder taking up 44gb, My current problem is that it needs to be extracted and I just barely don't have enough free space to do so. I'...
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Is there any potential damage on my laptop's motherboard after SATA SSD cable overloaded and snapped?

I tried to connect my new ssd sata to my laptop via extra hdd port on laptop's board with flat hdd cable but unfortunately the laptop cant detect it and after replugged the flat cable then powered the ...
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Removal of Raid 0 configuration to two NVMe SDDs

I have just purchased a laptop that is still in its box and does not have Windows installed yet (I'll use the laptop for 3D modelling and cannot afford data loss). The laptop comes with 2x 500 GBs ...
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Software RAID10 done via Windows 10 - would it remain after system re-installation?

Configuration: 4x1TB HDDs added into a storage space in Windows10 with 2-way mirroring, resulting in 2TB storage (so, I believe, "software-RAID10"): screenshot of the setup The question is - ...
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How to setup Self-Healing NTFS or is it enabled by default?

can you tell me how do you generally setup Self-Healing NTFS ? Does it need configuration at all or it is enabled by default? I've found very little information about it in Microsoft Docs and wonder ...
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How do I control the LED on an external disk?

I have seven 4TB Sabrent Thunderbolt 3 external NVMe SSDs. Unfortunately, they appear identical, and targeted disk activity (including unmounting / mounting) is surprisingly not a reliable way of ...
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How can I view the personal files on my laptop SSD?

Last year my laptop stopped working and I had to revert to my old laptop I had lying around in the wardrobe. Finally In the last couple of weeks I ordered a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter so that I can ...
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