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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'm having some PC troubles. I have a total of 3 hard drives connected. The other 2 hard drives stores my videos, pictures etc. I ran NOD32 and Malwarebytes and they both said I was infected with Virus.Win32.Neshta. I noticed that I couldn't launch Google Chrome then VLC started giving me errors and my videos wouldn't play. I reformatted my hard drive and did a fresh install of Windows 10. After I connected back my other 2 hard drives and started re installing everything, I got a message from Windows Defender saying "something" "malicious" was blocked. I ran full scans with NOD32, Malwarebytes and Windows Defender. NOD32 thinks that almost everything, even files that I know are safe, thinks its a Virus.Win32.Neshta. I didn't have problems like this a week ago so I'm trying to figure out where this is coming from? I guessing its from 1 of the other hard drives but really don't know what to look for. Has anyone else experienced something like this? Strange.
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Veeam and MySQL: How to Perform Backup & Recovery
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both fans are spinning, both have high RPM,  visually verified that the fans are spinning.

how can I reset this buggers?  power cycle, complete, no help.  swap controllers?

shelf not in production, yet.  might get fired over how long its taken tho
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How do I check the disk utilized on my 500GB flash drive?

Then, how do I find a list of files, in order of file size?

Thanks.
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Have a netgear readynas 4360 with 12 raid 10 drives in it for my main volume/share. Recently one of the 10 TB drives failed and netgear said it needed to be replaced so I just replaced it to at 5PM today and it has seriously degraded my production environments performance which is currently running on the volume/share. I was considering rebooting the 4360 while the sync was in process to see if it helps productions performance or the disk to sync any faster as it currently show it will take 83 days to finish syncing????

Is it safe to reboot the 4360 during a disk sync?
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Like the title says I need to upgrade the drive capacity of the SAN. I'll be taking the 8x450GB SAS (currently in RAID6) drives out and replacing them with larger drives. I am unfamiliar with this process (and SANS for the most part) and wondering what all it entails. I know how to physically replace drives I'm just talking about within the configuration of the SAN what I need to do.

The SAN is running the StoreVirtual OS  w/ HP StoreVirtual Centralized Management Console version 11.0. The data is all backed up on the companies BCS appliance so no worries there. I'd just like to know hopefully in a step by step manner what I need to do. Are there services and other things that need to be stopped prior to shutting it down and exchanging the drives etc? When I setup the new volumes how do I configure it so that my production server can see them (again I'm a SAN novice).

Thanks for any help here.
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Hi all

Is it possible for a KVM to communicate with the RAID controller and the disks?
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I have a Veracrypt volume that was mounted on my PC. My PC rebooted while the volume was still mounted and now the volume won't mount. I get this message when attempting to mount the volume. I've tried mounting with the backup header option with no luck. Is there anything that I can do to get the volume mounted/
Error-message.rtf
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Is there any free software / software that will monitor virtual servers and hardware to alert you of failing hard drives, memory, Etc.? Also looking for monitoring software that will tell you about your network as well.
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I had a Samsung Evo Pro SSD drive as my System drive. When it failed I found out that my backups images were bad. Major pain ensued.

I was thinking about getting a second SSD and configuring them as mirrors but Samsung said this was not a recommended configuration.

I want to go back to a mirrored System Disk but I was wondering if hybrid disks might be able to be configured as a mirror.

If it is possible would the performance improvement be noticeable. Would it be worth it?

I have Intel Raid on my 2008 Gigabyte Motherboard

Thanks in advance

Steve
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I need to be able to take the Hard Drive out of a 7480 -or 7280 Dell PC and transfer the data via a USB 3.0 Cable into another 7480 -or 7280 Dell PC . The M.2 NGFF SSD USB 3.0 Enclosure I purchased did not work since the drive from the Dell did not fit.  SM2NGfFMBU33

Can someone recommend a USB 3.0 Enclosure that will fit the SSD that resides in the Dell Latitude 7480 -or 7280 PC's?
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Have cloned a drive from a 500 gif to a bigger drive 1 terra

MS Disk part won’t extend the c  as there is a c drove and a d drive

I need to use a tool of some sort to

What’s free and easiest to use ? A partitioning tool of some sort


Is bare metal partitioning tool poss to use fully for the first 30 days ?  - will it apply settings for the first 30 days ?

Thanks
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I get the feeling that I don't understand hard drive test results very well.  Or, maybe I do!!
It seems that all of my fellow experts suggest using the manufacturer's own test.  So, OK, I've done that.
I'm using the WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics here.
The first result says that the WD hard drive gets a "PASS" with a big green checkmark!
Here it is, just to confirm:
SMART Status is PASSThe second result, the Threshold for Raw Read Error Rate is 51 and the Maximum is 200.
That sure sounds like the Threshold has been exceeded.
Also the Warranty flag value is "1" here whereas the others are "0".
The Threshold for Reallocated Sector Count is 140 and the Maximum is 200.
That sure sounds like the Threshold has been exceeded.
Also the Warranty flag value is "1" here whereas the others are "0".
SMART Data
So, is this a problem, as it appears, or not?
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We have an new LSI mega raid 9341-8i. This card comes with 2x internal ports. 8643 SAS ports. We need to connect 24 Drives to the card. However we are connecting theses drives through a backplane.

The card says it can connect up to 32 drives in a RAID configuration. How can we connect more than 2 banks of drives using this card. Can we use a SAS Expander and how do we go about doing that?

Thanks,
Robert
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Hello Friends,

i have Buffalo TeraStation 7000 device. configured 3 of 12 disks Arrays each 4 disk drives

Arry 1 and 2 are RAID5 = copying speed over network is and within drives is 10-12 Mbps Only.
Arry 3 is configured as RAID0 but speed is same 10Mbps

copying speed on other network devices reaches up to 200Mbps but very slow on this even within the gigabit NIC

could you please help.
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Latest version of EMC Powerpath and
How to install EMC Powerpath on Red hat Linux 7 ?
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I had this question after viewing how to reformat 520 byte/sector to 512 byte/sector.

I am having the same problem.  Can anyone assist with the links? They are no longer active. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Hello!
 Have a client that had 2 drives fail on a HP 212 Smart Array which caused a rebuild.  Upon opening the U1 rack HP server (DL120 G6) I see the raid controlled circuit board looks a little brown, like its beginning to burn up.  The system with the replaced drives is operational and the server reinstall is completed.  For the extra $50 for the controller I don't mind replacing it, however, my concern is will replacing the controller wipe out the array config (3x1tb raid 5).  I don't want to go through the install again. The cables will stay in the same spot, and the array controller only has 1 connection which then branches out to the hard drives.
 Anyone know for certain if replacing the raid controller will be a safe and non-destructive swap?
 Thanks in advance.
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The Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive we have contains every piece of data for our business such as databases and Microsoft office files.

It is locked in a safe for a month at a time.

For a few hours, this Seagate drive would be out of the safe for backing up PC and server data.

The data to backup is on Windows PCs and servers with operating systems such as Windows 10, 7 and XP.

This drive is replaced each month at a time by another drive which contains backup data.

The Seagate backup drive is not connected to a PC or to the cloud.

I believe this drive may not need encryption.

The reason being that if a thief steals it, the fact of them being a hacker is a billion to one.

What is the best password protection for Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Would like to do the above and see two 'banks' of 14 drives, when/if I get that  solved will go to learning how to configure raid arrays in at leaet one to them.
New to all this but the powervaults while old to work in that I can see them in the system, but only one box connected at a time to single port SCSI  card.
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Can anyone recommend a company that's proficient in recovering data from failed SSDs? We've tried Ontrack and Secure Data Recovery and they couldn't revive the drive. Does anyone have any insight in regards to what could fail on these drives and how data is recovered from them?  Any SSD recovery experts?
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Hi everyone:
                        I need to download the current SSL certificates from my ts3500 ibm library in order to update them and then upload to the library again.  Any idea about the process download/upload?

thanks in advance.
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Hi,
I have 6 1TB hard drives that I intend to use in a RAID 5 (So 6TB minus 1TB for parity is 5TB usuable space.
On the 5TB, I am planning to install Windows 2012/2016 server and use the rest of the space to store hyper-V VM servers.
My question is, are there any likely problems with this disk configuration?
If so, what should I do instead to avoid problems?
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Have a server that doesn't boot, attached is a Synology NAS device, is it possible to connect another server using the IQN?

Very possible more info is needed, if so please don't hesitate to ask.
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Find the data transfer rate and average access time for disk pack with following specification
1. Disk pack capacity=100 ms
2. Storage surface=18
3. No of track/surface=600
4. Drive speed=3000 rpm
5. Average seek time=25 ms
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hello, can anyone tell me when the EMC  ktn-stl4 DAE will be out of support please, also as this is the only info on the drawer unit does anyone know what the capabilities are and which family it belongs to eg clarion, cellera etc
cheers

Bill
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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.