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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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Have a SBS2011Server scheduled to be decommissioned by the end of the year. In the meantime looking to free up space on the partition that data is housed on. Current partitions are C:\ operating system; D:\ data and exchange database; and E:\ pagefile.

Because of other factors it makes sense to move the exchange database to the E:\ drive which will free up plenty of space on the D:\ drive where data is located.

Any concerns running the page file on the same partition as the exchange database?
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I need to make a forensic image of each HDD of a group of our employees' desktop computers; I need the same for their smartphones. What equipment and/or software do I need to makes these images without removing the drives?
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How do we disconnect a drive shelf from our Netapp FAS2040 without downtime?
The lease is up so I'm returning the shelf only
NetApp Release 8.1.4 7-Mode
DS2246 shelf connected to a NetApp FAS2040
All disks are sanitized spares
Have read that hot swap is available in release 8.2 but we don’t have SNS
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Hi

Ive got a HP MSA 1050 which has two controllers on the rear which has fibre connections (see image). I want to connect this to my network switch which is a CISCO 3560G Network Switch. What exactly do I need to connect it to the network switch so I can then attach it to my VM Host via the network?

Thanks
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Hi. I have a question regarding a predictive failure on a RAID 1 drive on a Dell Poweredge T620. The specifics are that the T620 hosts 2 server VMs, and has a RAID 1 and RAID 5 array, A drive in RAID 1 indicated a predictive failure, and I'm wondering the viability of adding a new drive (NOT the same model as this server is out of warranty), that is a 600GB drive replacing this failing 300GB drive. Is it possible to plug in the new drive, initilize it via the BIOS, then set it up as a hot spare so that the array rebuilds itself using the new drive? If this is possible, do I have to manually use Dell Openmanage to tell the old drive to turn off (it seems to have options for that), or will it automatically rebuild the array upon detecting the failing drive? Thanks.

The main concern is if using a different drive is possible. Is using a larger one okay? I want to hopefully minimize downtime.
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Hello,

We have a 2012 dell SQL server running a Fusion IO card.

Now that Sandisk bought Fusion-IO what should we buy to replace this server?

Anything faster come out? Does Dell still sell Fusion IO Cards?

This for the Greenway practice management software.

This server is still fast but needs to get FASTER :)

Thanks!
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Nimble vs. Tegile storage.  Where would you lean now?  Want to hear opinions.
Smaller scale now.  Less than 100TB space for the data center space.
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Are the power supply to SATA hard drive power cables the same for both the Corsair AX1200i and Thermaltake TGB1200W power supplies?

Is it safe to interchange these power supply cables between the two power supplies?
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Please provide me with some URLs where I can purchase Thermaltake TGB1200W hard drive power cables that connect to the power supply and then plug into SATA hard drives.
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Please provide me with some URLs where I can purchase Corsair AX1200i hard drive power cables that connect to the power supply and then plug into SATA hard drives.
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I have an external 3 TB OWC Mercury Elite – AL Pro Hard drive.  That is no longer working properly.  I am trying to recover my data.  Windows file Explorer shows the drive but when I click on it, it looks like it is going to load the contents but is no longer able to.  I then get an error message that reads “G:\  is not accessible.  The parameter is incorrect.”  It has also asked me if I would like to format the hard drive which I always say “no.”  

I ran from the command prompt - chkdsk g: /f /r and it was not able to fix the issue.

I have now tried to use Stellar Phoenix Disk Recovery and the software recognizes the drive.  It shows that the drive has data stored but I cannot see the contents.  I initiate the scan it requires and everything seems to be working normal.  Then after 15 or 20 minutes.  Windows file explorer intervenes and I get a message that says, “USB device not recognized.  The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognized it.”  The scan then messes up and I hear the chime that the drive would make when you are plugging it or unplugging it from the computer.  This chime and message will keep reappearing about every minute or so afterwards.

I have tried connecting hard drive to another computer and all the same things happen.

Things to know:

I am using windows 10 pro on my desktop computer (which is where I always kept external hard drive connected) and windows …
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install vns
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What Windows 10 Pro hard drive RAW recovery tools do you recommend ?

Example
  ** https://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/recover-raw-drive.htm
  ** etc
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Many hosting packages offer either HDD or an SSD hard drive options. Which one is the best when it comes to performance as well as budget?
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Hi,

I use backup exec 16 to backup my local network.

I have a site-to-site VPN to MS Azure

in Azure I have a VM running the Veritas Backup Exec CAS Server

in local network I have a VM running the Veritas Backup Exec MMS Server

both the CAS and MMS have a local deduplication disk attached to them.

the MMS runs all backup jobs

each backup job runs to the Dedup disk on the MMS (local network) then DUPLICATES to the Dedup disk on the CAS (off site network in Azure).

what I did not understand until now was the performance issues this set up would cause.

the MMS uses the SQL Database on the CAS as its management database.

all queries it makes therefore go over the WAN

after days if not weeks of calls to Veritas off-shore support (which Is painful beyond words) confirmed this is by design.

this article describes the issue: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100034399

a potential solution I have thought of is it replicate the SQL database of the CAS to a SQL database in my local network - and for my MMS to connect to this local database.

I am sure this will not be a supported solution

has anyone had any similar experience?

many thanks

jack
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How can I find a disk volume in Windows 10  that has been locked on my hard drive and find which application is locking it?  Ultimately, how do I unlock it?  This is blocking my ability to backup my hard drive using Paragon.  

I have uninstalled my antivirus (Adaware) in case that was the block.  It was not.  

Are there any utilities that can find and unlock a hard disk volume, and find which software package is causing the volume lock?

Otherwise, the hard disk works normally.

Thanks,

Mark
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Hi everyone:
                         I need to configure a tsm backup policy   with 5 years retention. Please can you help me with this?

Thanks in advance.
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HI Guys,
I have 4Gb ddr4 Ram, intel pentium g4560 processor and gigabyte h110m mobo with windows 10 freshly installed and hard drive 500 GB
My problem is a blinking cursor on the left side of black screen at booting up.however i can bypass it by manually selecting usb flash drive for boot or by hard drive in Boot menu and BIOS.
I am tired to find solutions but cant get rid of that. Yesterday i installed windows 7 but that was not the solution so i get back to the windows 10 and please if anyone can help me so please help and let me know what will be the problem?
ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED..
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Dell is saying that its Compellent SANs require flow control enabled for it to work properly. For this purpose would Cisco's Priority Flow Control work as well as regular 802.3x link-level flowcontrol (LLFC) ?  My model of switch doesn't support LLFC evidently.

The switch - a Cisco 3100 is seeing a lot of Rx Pauses from the SAN but I think it can't do anything about them.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Port         Send FlowControl  Receive FlowControl  RxPause   TxPause
            admin    oper     admin    oper
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eth1/1       off      off      off      off         622377865 0
Eth1/2       off      off      off      off         632037851 0
Eth1/3       off      off      off      off         374231740 0
Eth1/4       off      off      off      off         377617928 0
Eth1/5       off      off      off      off         888908    0

reference https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus3000/sw/release/70322c/n3k_70322c_nxos_rn.html
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serial on old laptop that works with device looks like this 1 plugserial on old laptop that works with device looks like this 1 plug

asus
Is there external serial port

like a cd drive that plugs into usb
or hard drive that plugs into wall and usb

usb to serial
ethernet to serial
hdmi to serial

does not work with this rare old device

i want to plug into wall to provide power

if there is no other way to run serial using this laptop then the answer is "no"
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I'm assisting a client with the purchase of a new server and was looking for feedback on the choices.  It's for an accounting firm with about 15 users.  It will run Windows Server 2016 hosting two VMs, one as the DC (AD, DHCP, DNS) and the other VM for file sharing and applications.

I'm looking seriously at a Dell PowerEdge T440 with a Xeon Silver 4110 (8c/16T 2.1GHz), 32g of RAM, 2 120G SATA SSDs for the host.  My real uncertainty is on the storage for the VMs.  I like the specs and pricing of using a HighPoint SSD7010A-1 PCIe/NVMe card with four Samsung 970 Pro devices (also looking at WD Black devices) either in two RAID 1 arrays (my preference) or a single RAID 1/0 array.  I've been very impressed with the Samsung devices before and think they would be a good fit here.

While I'm interested in any general comments on the specs, I'm mostly interested in comments and experiences with the HighPoint card and NVMe drives used as server VM drives.  Keeping cost in perspective, four of the Samsung 1T devices with the HighPoint card gives me 2T of fast storage at a cost of about $2,400.  If I use the WD Black devices, the price drops about $400.

Your input would be appreciated!
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HI Guys

I have an external hard drive that is damage/working.  It was written by a pc and now it can not be  read  by a pc.  90 percent of the file can be recover by plugging into an mac and copy out.  the last 10 percent can not be read.  Also the hard does not make any clicking sounds. any way to repair the files on the damage external drive?  Any suggestion would be much appreciated.  

best regards
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3rd party Surface pro SSD upgrade  vendors.
Anybody know of anybody that can do an upgrade of a 128 gb to a larger SSD reliably and with warranty?
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About a month ago I placed in service a server with the Intel desktop RAID controller configured as RAID 10 using (4) 1TB hard drives. Install went perfectly but after a week the status on the RAID controller says initializing and it always stops at 16% (waited over the weekend - no change in initializing - still stuck at 16%.  Every time you reboot the initializing starts over and takes about 30 minutes to get back to 16%.  The Intel rapid storage manager also shows initializing 16% but it also indicates the RAID status is normal.  I know for a fact when I first delivered the server the RAID displayed optimal, not initializing.  Now, about every 4 hours the server becomes unresponsive and has to be powered off without properly shutting it down.  I have replaced the Ethernet adaptor in the server plus a new cable and a new desktop switching hub.

My question is one (or more) of the new hard drives failing or is it the controller having issues?
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Hi friends,
I have a nvme ssd- PM953 960G gen3 sumsung,
it claim  has 240000 IOPs random read, and 19000 IOPS random write,
sequential read/write=1GB/780MB

I want test it's IOPS , how i  test it for get to IOPS that it said?
what is tools for test and what is configuration for it?

very 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.