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Storage devices include any device used for storing and retrieving digital information. Hard disk drives (HDDs) use one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. Data is accessed in a random-access manner, meaning that individual blocks of data can be stored or retrieved in any order and not only sequentially. The primary competing technology for secondary storage is flash memory in the form of solid-state drives (SSDs), but HDDs remain the dominant medium for secondary storage due to advantages in price per bit and per-device recording capacity. CD-RW (Compact Disc-ReWritable) is a digital optical disc storage format that allows information to be stored outside the mechanical HDD.

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I have a Dell PowerVault MD3000, and it is showing a degraded physical disk channel error and individual physical disk - degraded path error.

The recovery guru suggests contacting a …

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Can anyone here please explain as to why there is disk space discrepancy in between the HPE Lefthand P4530 and the VMFS data store in VCenter server?

See the below screenshot:

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SYSTEM
Windows 7 Ultimate
NTFS Boot C:\ Drive
Desktop Machine, 5.25 Inch HDD, 500 GB

BACKGROUND
Originally, I formatted the drive with two partitions of about 250 GB each.
One of the …

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During a period of 4h I got 6 predictively failed/prefailed disks. This a 7-mode FMC (8.2.4P5) with FC / Atto backend.  I expect a temporarily instability in a SAS line or something similar (I did not…

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My external harddrive seems to have crashed. So I purchased a sata to usb adapter so I could remove the harddrive and try to plug it into the computer. When I do that I get unrecognized drive. I …

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When a friend returned my 64gb usb drive he had wiped everything off of it. I noticed that is only showed 32gb formatted and 32gb unallocated.  Using windows 10 I have tried to remove partition …

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External HDD is not opening, while in Disk management it shows "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

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hi,

as SAN is widely used in a lot of organization, any optimizing guide on SAN storage like EMC SAN ?

if SAN is involving in the multi-site configuration which across diff country, any …

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I want to run some backup software on an old server with SBS2003.  (It would be preferable if we had a more modern machine to use but this is all that is available.) It will be backing up data from a …

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Hi EE,

Background: I have a database which has poor I/O performance statistics reads range between 41-53ms and writes 33-38ms.

This is a rather broad question is there a formula/process that can…

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I would like to buy some 4TB (or larger) external hard drives with Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR).

Does anyone know of something that fits the bill?

I am finding that the manufacturers …

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My Windows 8.1 Pro desktop fails to boot,
giving a "regedit" error after I uninstalled some software

When I plugged the drive into an external USB reader,
I was able to copy all the data via …

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I have 6 disks of 2TB each. What is the best configuration for backups.

If we do raid 10 or raid 6 with 4 used and 2 hot spare, then how it works if one fail or two fail?

What is recommended.

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Hello,

I have a number of hard drives in my computer including an SSD drive I use for some storage. When I boot my computer, the SSD drive works perfectly. When my computer is inactive and goes to …

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hi every one i have vsan setup my client's environment. and i am facing the congestion issue on ssds resulting host go down and hdds shows inaccessible. and as soon as reboot the hosts it get normal. …

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I heard that google keeps all data (searches, emails, resumes) from its creation in …

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I own a Dell 5810 Workstation with a 1TB SSD drive as my C: drive. I have a duplicate 1TB SSD with Windows 10  on it also that I wish to install and use it as D: Both drives are PCIe socketed I …

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I am working from a different location on my computer vie remote desktop connection. I checked to bring in all local drivers and thy show up in the remote machine but as seen in image  since it is not…

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I had a windiws 95 hard drive fail last week due to bad sectors.  I was able to recover the data, but the new disk won't boot.  I've got a start up floppy disk which let's me get me to a …

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A few months ago I plugged a toshiba 3tb usb drive in my computer. When I went to back up some files to the drive today I noticed dozens (93 to be exact) random, empty, folders! They are randomly …

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I'd like to provision iSCSI LUN for my QNAP TS-EC1280U running QT OS v4.2.0 NAS, so that I can utilize the Windows Server 2012 R2 NTFS data deduplication feature.

The presented disk …

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A recent upgrade to Win 10 64 bit and 8gb of Ram has now exposed the performance bottleneck being the hard drive.  I have turned off cortina and other high usage apps but the sata drive is always …

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Recently, an old computer running XP Mode would no longer boot so I had the hard drive removed and encased to an external drive.  On this old computer was Windows 7 and XP Mode.  

I now connect the…

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I have RAID 5 with Three Hard Drives.  This is a Dell PowerEdge 1750 with PERC 4/DI.

One of the drives is failing on an important server.   In RAID I see:

Array Disk 0:0   Failed    SCSI    …

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Hi experts,

I have noticed on a couple cars that have a USB input for the car stereo it exhibited the following issue.

I have a SanDisk 128GB USB flash drive. Looking at the file system the …

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Storage Hardware

17K

Solutions

18

Articles & Videos

17K

Contributors

Storage devices include any device used for storing and retrieving digital information. Hard disk drives (HDDs) use one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. Data is accessed in a random-access manner, meaning that individual blocks of data can be stored or retrieved in any order and not only sequentially. The primary competing technology for secondary storage is flash memory in the form of solid-state drives (SSDs), but HDDs remain the dominant medium for secondary storage due to advantages in price per bit and per-device recording capacity. CD-RW (Compact Disc-ReWritable) is a digital optical disc storage format that allows information to be stored outside the mechanical HDD.

Related Topics

  1. Storage
  2. Server Hardware
  3. Windows XP
  4. Storage Software
  5. Hardware
  6. Components