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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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Seagate 500 GB SATA hard drive access issue.  I've tried accessing via a USB set of cables which does not work.  I've attached it to a W7 system SATA port on the MOBO and still cannot access it.  The …

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I currently have a VNX5300 I use for VMWare datastores for my VM's. It's mostly 15k drives, I think 3 ssd used for tiering.

 I've got an opportunity to get a Unity 400F AFA.    
I am curious as to…

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I will need to replace a HDD to an IBM DS3512 storage. What is the standard steps and procedures which is needed to follow

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I have a custom built Windows 7 desktop that will no longer boot up.  The PC is running an ASUS motherboard and has two SSD and three HDD Drives installed.  For the past month I have had int…

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I want to extend my C volume. I have segmented HD into 2 drives: C and D.  I have plenty of space on my D drive. I have Windows 10. It is a single computer (not using a server).  I am concerned about …

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Sounds like a silly question but when for example replacing disk drives in a HP ProLiant Servers I always see "Spare Part Number" and "Option Part Number"...............what is the difference?

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I've recently bought a refurb Poweredge R710. It has a Perc 6/i controller and it came with 4 x SAS HDDs. They are Hitachi HUS156060VLS600 (which as far as I'm aware, are Dell certified drives?).

N…

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Am setting up a new file server/domain controller for our company of 15 staff.

The server is this model: HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 (https://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/getpdf.aspx/c04346247.pdf)
The RAID …

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A friend contacted me about an older Dell PowerEdge Server - T320 (about three years old and out of warranty) - one of their drives in their RAID 5 array has an orange light blinking on it and there i…

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what to do if my hp mini read this Bootmgr. is missing

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I have a computer running Server 2008 R2 with a software Raid for the Primary HD. There are 2 1TB HD's in a Raid 1 config.

Drive 0 has a system reserved partition and then the data partition and is…

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One of my customers is literally pulling her hair out after the second occurrence of a weird phenomenon

She worked all weekend on some Excel (2016) files. These are budget tables with multip…

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What are the options for the way to 'secure' the data on a laptop in case it gets stolen?

I was thinking there's the drive bootup password in the bios of the laptop (Dell Latitude).  I guess I coul…

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Quick question, if I have a laptop with a hard drive that is running out of space...can I image it buy a NEW hard drive with larger amount of space and drop that image onto the NEW h…

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We got our son a laptop a couple years ago when he started college.  He brought it home for Thanksgiving and I was cleaning it up / checking things out.

it's an HP envy 15.  It has an i7 processor …

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Bought a 4 TB internal drive... installed as a secondary.... "Simple Volume" option grayed out when trying to apply to second 2 TB partition

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My son's laptop will not boot with message "No Boot Device Found. Press any key ...."  He has Win 7 64-bit, with a HDD, and a DVD optical drive.  
I checked BIOS for boot order and internal HDD is fi…

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Does the power supply to a SATA Hard Disk have to come from the same source as the Data's source ?

Clarification ....
In a PC, SATA disks get their power from a PSU.
The disks get their data from…

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I have a client who has a server 2008 box that was setup by a 1 man show a few years ago. The server handles A/D, DNS, DHCP, and print server/file sharing rolls. They cannot replace the server at this…

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I have here a HP Proliant DL320 G6 server with an embedded Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller in some lab environment. Originally attached were two HDDs with ~ 250 GB, configured to…

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We had a drive go down in our Buffalo Terastation the other day and ordered the "same" drive from amazon. When we installed the drive it's appearing a bit too small to allow us to do a raid recovery. …

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Is it possible to change hard drive space color to blue when it shows red?.
I have a costumer who finds it annoying, he has a 8 TB disk and has over 700GB free space but shows red …

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Hi Experts,
Quite a lengthy title, I know.  Sorry.
Here is what happened (three times now).  
I had created a new instance in the Compute Engine in Google Cloud.  Server 2012 R2.  I added two new d…

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I try to replicate a hard drive for windows 10 machine to replace the original drive with the new drive that is the exact mirror of the original drive.  What is the best  and efficient solution to do …

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i am starting to use robococopy for backing up user data, and  want to know:
1 - is robocopy faster than normal copy operations in windows ?  if yes -  are there any figures on this?
2 - i am lookin…

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