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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 asked a very similar question last year but now, there are some added twists, so it's time to hit up you experts for advice.

I have 6 computers in use in my home. I also have 9 portable hard drives (to be sure: the ones that look like cell phones, not the "box on the desk" kind) . Some of these are in and of themselves backups of certain folders full of data and programs on one or more of the computers, really requiring weekly backups for data that changes often

I'm asking you for your suggestions and help for a relatively simple plan that will allow me to back up all this stuff as needed on both a local "big" drive (1 or 2 TB)  dedicated for a backup AND a cloud backup.  If you need more info from me , ask away. I realize that this question may have a fair amount of levels and details to bring the whole picture into focus.

Have at it...and thanks!
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

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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Hi

Currently I am using this motherboard which has 5 sata port.
https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/790GXG65.html

What's the best way to get extra sata port?
a) buy sata and power multiplier cable?
b) buy pci card that give extra sata port
c) buy esata to sata converter? (my mother has one unuse esata port)

Thx
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My client has an HP Proliant ML350G6 server. OS is on a pair of mirrored 145GB drives. Data is on a RAID 5 array of 1TB drives. The OS drives are getting really full after years of updates. These are 2.5" SAS drives. What would be the best way to get the OS on to larger drives short of a new server? Is it even possible? OS is Server 2008 R2.
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Hi

I've added 4 disks to my SAN this morning and they have just finished expanding.

How can I expand the volume to use the available disk space. I can't seem to find a way

Thanks
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I have an external Hard Drive that data was "cut" from but not pasted to another location successfully. I need to recover the data from the external drive that the data was cut from. The drive has not been overwritten.

Thanks.
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Latest version of EMC Powerpath and
How to install EMC Powerpath on Red hat Linux 7 ?
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Hi

My SATA hard drive has crashed, and I would like to read it to access the data from my new machine.

Is there a external USB case available where I can attach the SATA drive and read it like a USB disk on my new machine?
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Hi

I have a HP MSA 1040 and I've accidentally added all disk to my raid 5 configuration when i should have had 1 warm spare. Can I remove the disk and add it as a spare
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I have seen NAS has option to configurer as SAN.
Is it possible to use versa?

I have SAN Lenovo v3700 v2 to use as a SAN or fileserver to configure in Samsung NVR NR-8232-RM
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Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure
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Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking. It reduces the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes.

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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I'm looking for recommendations on a one to many hard drive duplicator.  Ideally, I would say it should make at least 10 drives at a time, maybe more.  

Have you used one?  What brand?  What did you like about it?
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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.

This hard drive contains around 2 or 3TB of data.

We are using BitLocker on a Windows 10 Pro PC to encrypt this Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive.

After 24 hours, at around 6:00pm yesterday the encryption progress had reached around 80%.

We decided to leave the encryption running for this hard drive on the Windows 10 Pro PC overnight.

While running, I set this PC to never go to sleep or have it's screen turned off.

This morning, at about 9:00am, I checked the Windows 10 Pro PC and the login screen was displayed.

I found out that a Windows Update had restarted the PC where the external hard drive had been encrypting.

I checked Event Viewer on the Windows 10 Pro PC and found that it had restarted at 5:05am.

After logging in to this PC, the BitLocker encryption progress did not appear or pop up.

I clicked on the drive which had been encrypting and it required a password to be entered.

I entered the password and had access to the files.

It did not continue encrypting so I am not certain whether this drive had fully encrypted or not.

How do I find out if this external hard drive has been fully encrypted by BitLocker?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi

I have an old external hard drive from WD (western digital) which is not portable and looks like a big book. I don't know the model but I'll find, if it's necessary.
Today I plugged it in to my tablet, it says your External storage is damaged and asked me to format it. I formated it and now all my files are gone!

Is there any way to recover them?

I would be thankful for your help!
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MY 1 TB HDD becomes RAW (INACCESSIBLE DRIVE ) .System becomes very slow when attaching my 1TB Hard. IS there anyway to make HDD image or clone a drive without any more damage because HDD has bad sectors???
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Hi,

I'm currently running Solaris and need to convert the following syntax from FreeBSD Gpart to Solaris Format.  I know Solaris has Gpart as well but will this format work on Solaris or does it have to be converted?  Also to note I'm not a Solaris, Linux, Red Hat, guru so please write out exactly what the syntax is or in detail how to go about this.  Also if someone could reference an article or let me know what the following means "-s  ,   -b   ,    -l    ,    -a  "

gpart create -s gpt disk1
gpart create -s gpt disk2

gpart add -t freebsd-zfs -b 2048 -a 4k -l log0 -s 500MB disk1
gpart add -t freebsd-zfs -b 2048 -a 4k -l log1 -s 500MB disk2

gpart add -t freebsd-zfs -a 4k -l cache0 disk1
gpart add -t freebsd-zfs -a 4k -l cache1 disk2

zpool add LumiPool log mirror gpt/log0 gpt/log1
zpool add LumiPool cache gpt/cache0 gpt/cache1

Thanks
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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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Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V
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Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

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.