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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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had a Seagate external hard disk that is detected in device manager -> disk drive but not in disk managment...
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We have a system we would like to clone. I have taken a clone of the Hard drive of the main system and put the cloned drive into the exact same model as the other one. When booting up, it gets to the "starting windows" screen and the logo starts to appear but then restarts. Startup repair is not able to fix the issue. The report I get back is as follows:

Problem Event Name: StartUpRepairOffline
Problem signature 1: 0.0.0.0
Problem signature 2:: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21199833
Problem signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem signature 6: 8
Problem signature 7: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033


I am not able to boot into safe mode but I am able to use system recovery options. I have done a chkdsk as well

Any ideas on how to fix the bad driver to allow start up or any other ideas?

Thank you
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I have a server with raid card megaraid SAS 9265-8i and when I created a Raid 5, one of the new hard drives failed and then I replaced the hard drive with other new and after rebuild and pass a week the same bay failed with the new hard drive  any suggestion why always the same bay ?
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Hello,
anyone can help me to get this file of hp msa 2050
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_c9f99d088c3640df8a280321f6
i don't have any contract packages.
thanks.
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report-7a959533-0000417c-00000000.zip

We have dl380 HP with 6 drives I believe. It is running extremely slow. Cannot find anything in error logs besides sharepoint has errors.

pulled a diagnostic report on the e200 raid array. I have attached report can anyone on the exchange look at it and let me know if I am missing something.
report-7a959533-0000417c-00000000.zip
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Dear Experts,

I have a Hp Probook 4421s.

I changed the hard drive to a Transcend 480GB SSD.

I installed Windows 10 Pro successfully.

But whenever I do Windows update or install some of the drivers. it restarts and hangs after the circle goes 2 rounds or when the windows update hits 30% it hangs.

Anyway to resolve this?
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Dears...


We have IBM Storwize  V3700. I need to update the system to 7.5.0.14 " see attached".  I already downloaded the file from the IBM support website.
Can anyone help me and explain how exactly should I do the upgrade (step by step).

Thanks

IBM_V3700_Upodate.bmp
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Hello,

What's the best way to transfer VHS and mini digital video cassette recordings to a hard drive?

I've got a large amount of recordings on old VHS tapes and mini digital video cassettes and I'm wondering if anyone knows of some good hardware/software for transferring the content to a hard drive.

Thanks
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I have a Linux install with a corrupted hard drive/partition.  One partition runs windows 10, and is healthy and booting while the other partition ha become corrupted and no longer boots.  I have data on the Linux Mint 18.3 partition that I want to extract.  How would I go about getting that data from the useable partition that runs windows 10.  does anyone know of a utility that I can purchase or download for free?  It would help immensely.
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This is on a brand new Dell OptiPlex with Windows 10.   I have two 1TB Seagate expansion drives.   Every morning when I come in, they have disconnected.   (the drive letters are still there in file explorer, but you can't access the data).  I have done the following:

Turned off power management for the storage devices and everything USB
Disabled USB Selective Suspend in Power Management
Installed Seagate Device Manager
Switched USB ports (tried both 2.0 and 3.0 ports)

These drives never disconnected on the prior Windows 7 system.
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Currently recovering from a hard drive crash.  My wife uses Windows Live Mail and has a large repository of emails.  I'm having trouble finding a reliable source to download the program since Microsoft no longer supports it.  As an alternative, is there an email app that will import Windows Live Mail data?  

Thank you.
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Two old AVHDX files out of 7 were accidentally deleted on a Windows server 2016 VM Virtual Hard Disk Folder. The hard disk Image File remains - 5 recent AVHDX files were created in the past 4 days. The two files that were deleted were each over 1 year old. The single checkpoint listed in the Virtual machines GUI view is the same age as one of the AVHDX files deleted.

The entire backup of the Virtual Hard Drive folder are being restored as the two deleted files cannot be restored individually. are hundreds of GB and could take longer that the night to restore.

Is there a way to recover the VM with one or more of the most recent AVHDX files and the existing intact Hard Drive Image Folder?
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I am trying to map a network hard drive to my router.  It is connected to the router via USB 3.0   I want it to be a network drive so that I can see and use the content on the drive on my smart tv via wifi.  I don't know what to put in the field titled "Folder:"

map network drive
map network drive 2
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Hello, need to move from a no longer supported 2010 MacPro to a 2018 Mac Mini, Can't afford the new Mac Pros and don't want to pay the SSD tax that Apple is imposing. Internal SSD upgrades are not an option for the Mini.

Looking at using a NAS for the user directories so I can cut down on the amount of SSD I need to buy inside the Mini. Not working with large video, so a dedicated Gig Ethernet between the NAS and the Mini should be sufficient (leaves TB3 for video/eGPU and wifi for internet access).

Certainly don't want to maintain a Windows Server for this. Thinking about a box, like Synology and QNAP, for this kind of work. Preferably with 2 ethernet ports with one supporting Gig.

Has anyone successfully done this? If so, were you able to restore your user files off a Time Machine backup to the home directories?
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I have a Dell PowerEdge R510 (Windows Server 2008 R2) and I have a predicted failure on a hard drive.  Currently my Raid 5 (PERC S300) is listed as normal.  My question is... can I hot swap a new/refurbished HD or do I need to go offline?  Also, if my Raid has a normal status what will happen with my Raid once I remove the bad and replace with a good HD?  Will it automatically start rebuilding using the new HD?
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Hello Netapp Experts,


I have a running Netapp 8040 with 2 Heads.

Now i think it´s time for a Ontap update. Die installed release was 9.1P7.

Could i go direct to the newest Ontap?

The hast update i made with ssh with the file upload from a local small webserver.

Could i use the Menue -> Configuration -> Cluster Update as well?

thx a lot

reguards
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Hi,
We are having issues with one of our NETGEAR ReadyNAS Drive. Model ReadyNAS516. The backup jobs are always in Queue with one job in " InProgress Status" for 5-6 hours. Once you cancel that job then the other backup jobs starts running. This is happening daily.
 Logs are not giving any useful information. Can someone help on this urgently.
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We have a request to determine if a former associate copied files to an external hard drive. It's a standard Windows Server 2012 domain environment with most defaults in place. I am sure that logging has not been enabled, but an curious that if it is turned on will there be performance issues? I have found a registry location that shows (3) separate drives, but that's it. There's no date / time or file transfer information. Any advice will be most appreciated. Thx
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I think I have asked about the locations of OneNote files within the hard drive (or the guy before me placed a similar question).  Below is an image of the File >> Option >> Save & Backup path locations.  Up to now, the "Save" location using an encrypted volume of E: seems to work alright.  But noticed that there is "File Cache Location":

OneNoteCahce
So my question are,
  • Since the 'File Cache Location' is in C: drive, can it be able to tell prying eyes what has been worked in my OneNote? (note that 'SAVE' and 'FILE CACHE LOCATIONS' are different drive)
  • The above said, I wanted to change the 'FILE CACHE LOCATIONS' to also E: so when I work with the volume all are in the same place and reduce info being read into - Is that Ok? What is your recommendation on the this area?

Note that these computer have OFFICE 2016 DESKTOP.
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Hi guys, I'm trying Freenas for first time.
I install it on vmware workstation and configure a vm with 4 disk, 1 for installation of freenas and 3 for storage.
vm_freenas.PNG
If i go on "Storage/Disks" i have all 4 disk but without disk space
disk_freenas.PNG
When i create "Disk pool" i can see all 3 disk with disk space!
pool_freenas.PNG
Why I can't see disk space in "Storage\Disk"?

Thanks
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Windows scandisk damaged the file system on a hard drive.  I have used several file recovery programs before but I'm not certain that I have ever used the BEST one.  What, in your experience, is the best one for speed and accuracy?
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Hi,
 I am trying to determine which type of hard drive would be the best choice in Hyper-V Server with 4-5 VMs (Domain Controller, Terminal Server, File/Print Server), but one of them will be running Microsoft SQL Server 2017 with 30GB database by about 10 users. I have not decide on the make of the server, but considering HP Proliant DL380 or SuperMicro 6029P-TRT.

 There are three make/model (if I choose to go with SuperMicro server, I will get Seagate equivalent models)
 1. HP Part#: 781518-B21 : Enterprise  1.2 TB - hot-swap - 2.5" SAS 12Gb/s - 10000 rpm
 2. HP Part#: 759212-B21 - Enterprise  600GB - hot-swap - 2.5" SAS  12Gb - 15000 rpm
 3. HP Part#: 817051-001 - 1.92TB SAS 12G RI SFF SSD

I was told previously that you don't want to use SSD if you are running SQL server, but I don't know if that still holds true.
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When using Disk2VHD to create a VHD, in a computer with multiple hard drives, how you can you identify which volumes
are associated with one drive and with another?
For example I see 2 System volumes, 2 Windows RE Tools..
How can I use which is displayed to identify which system and Windows RE volume belong to Drive C for instance?
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hello
i have to hp san storage using vmwar and hyper-v

replication between the both san will make a losdata regarding the replica schedule
is there any way to make the second one mirror of the first one in real time ?

thanks.
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hello
what the disadvantage of using vmware vsan?
thanks
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Storage Hardware

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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.