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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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is there a way to disable Windows Update on Windows 10? I have mini-pc that has 16G hard drive, only serves run one slide of powerpoint, nothing else. Every so often, the Windows Update ran and trying to install but fail due to the no storage available.  Whenever it failed, the windows screen filled with asking for troubleshooting.  I googled and tried many things differently, but all failed. Any idea?
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We have a DELL PE R630 server with PERC H730P RAID controller. It has a RAID 1 VD containing Server 2012 R2 Standard. It has 2 more RAID 5 Virtual Drives containing data. Can an additional Virtual Drive be added with a group of new physical hard drives?
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I have a very old 2U LaCie Ethernet Disk which has a proprietary Windows XP Embedded software installed. I recently moved it from one physical location to another in a server rack and since then can no longer access it over the network as it won't accept the network credentials.

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I can connect a KB/Mouse and monitor to the machine and see it boot up, I can then input the admin username/pw and boot into this special XP Embedded. I can see the data on the drive via a "Backup Wizard" but there is no traditional windows explorer.

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There are no diagnostic issues present on the drive and the firewall for the drive is completely disabled. I can even connect to this drive via Remote Desktop Connection and see the same as if I connect directly.

However, if I try to access the drive contents via a networked computer using the IP address in order to map the drive... I'm presented with the prompt to Enter network credentials but it won't accept the admin password at this point, despite accepting those same credentials on login and via Remote Desktop Connection. I know the credentials are right because it's the same admin credentials for all of our network drives.

The disk itself is visible/detectable via the LaCie network assistant but it displays a message that it "Cannot list the device volumes. See the [web] Dashboard for more information." Clicking on the provided button to open the web access dashboard opens my browser …
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At random times while using a Dell T5810 Precision Workstation (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) I get  a System Stop blue screen. The code is
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and the failed device is iastorb.sys.

A minidump file is attached.

The system reboots on its own. I've seen it maybe three times over the past couple weeks. There are no hardware or software changes I know of that were done just before this problem started occurring. (I just removed an internal SATA data drive and added a new external hard drive but this crash problem started before then.)

The hard drive configuration has two sk Hynix 1TB SSDs on a PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion card. Drives are NOT in any RAID configuration. There are no drives connected to the SATA ports on the motherboard. Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise is installed on the computer.

The external drive (Western Digital Gold 4TB WD4002FYYZ) connects through a StarTech docking station to a rear USB3 port.

I ran the Intel Driver & Support Assistant and the Dell update checker. They say all drivers are current.

Device Manager shows no devices with problems. In System Information no problem devices are listed.

Do I need iaStorB and iaStorA?

Assuming I do need them, any suggestions how to troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks, Pete
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Customer has a Data Domain DD890 system, the Mtree says the file system is disabled but the autosupport shows the system still up and running ?
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Please advise on best means/options to enable most reliable two way sync between QNAP TS-453B and Google Drive GSuite Account.  The QNAP provided software options have not been optimal.

Note:  File Stream is not an option as I need files stored on the QNAP to stream via Plex.

I would like to choose the folders(s) to sync and that both changes on the QNAP and Drive account enable changes on both ends.  

Please advise as well regarding other problem to consider when doing this.
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Does anyone know where I can get a Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC620 (HS14) drive?
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Need help determining if the files below can be deleted? They're located in System Volume Information folder on the D: partition.
data
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I have a server 2008 r2 that has a software raid 5 with 4 drives.  I have one drive failing and need to replace it.  Its not in a failed state yet but senses it is failing.  I have seen several horror stories on the process and and want to ensure I get it right the first time.  What is the correct process to do this?  I do not have a extra drive bay so I will have to pull and swap.  Do I need to do this with the server off or do a hot swap?

Again, I don't want to get in to the situation where it is not recoverable and need to know the correct steps to take.

Thanks in advance.

Cecil
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I am having problems with a RAID 5 setup utilizing 4 x Samsung 850 Pro 2 GB SSD SATA drives. Intel RST version 16.5.1.1030. Server = Compulab Airtop. BIOS version ARTP-3.1.0.637.5.0 (set to RAID mode).

Everything appears to operate correctly in normal operation. However, I have recently been running a scheduled Verify & Repair operation from the Intel RST utility. The first time it was run it reported over 50,000 errors that were repaired and thereafter each night I get 50-60 errors. The system reports no physical hard drive errors and Chkdsk on the RAID drive also give no errors.

Can anyone help? Many thanks.
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
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Hello,

Is there a way to measure the connection speed of a peripheral/external hard drive.

For example, I read that a USB-2 connection has a speed of ~60 MBps and a USB-3 connection a speed of ~640 MBps. But is there a way to check the exact speed (eg ping the hard drive)?

Thanks
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hello all  ,

appreciate if anyone call help me on finding a way to explore the content of the LUN reside on VNX5300 storage without checking the content of the LUN where it is mapped .

Thanks
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Physical Host: Server 2016:
After data/partition recovery all data on megaraid volume is corrupt.
restore attempted several times. I would love to get my guest VHDs back....
Forgot to mention that I did run chkdsk several times
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Hello


Last two weeks I did image backup  for windows 2008 R2 using windows Backup, and was successful.However , after one week our server crashed .Now when I tried to do image restore  the windows backup not  recognizing  WindowsImageBackup Folder on External Hard Drive .Please Help
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Does anyone know of resources either in books or on the web, or does anyone have experience of using SCSI Pass Through / Direct using (ideally VB6).
I am interested in how to set up the IOCTL_SCSI_PASS_THROUGH / DIRECT without using .net I have tried some sample .net code and it is clunky and very slow.
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I have to migrate an AIX 5300-12-05-1140 on SVC I can use the MIGRATEPV command using the following commands:

extendvg rootvg hdisk1
migratepv hdisk0 hdisk1
bosboot--ad /dev/hdisk1
bootlist-m normal hdisk1
reducevg rootvg  hisk0
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Hi again guys thanks for all your input previously.  I'll start again.  Starting with 3 sata I found Sata drive 00 was beyond repair, so I had no OS, raid 5. Repostioning the two remaining satas drives to 00 and 01 i installed esxi 5.5 which is stable, raid 0. Reclaiming 3 other sata drives (now a total o 5 drives) i'd now like to use all drives in a new esxi setup (probably losing the first esxi install), can you advise how to bring the extra 3 drives Online?
i'd like to use raid 5 so if a drive collapses again i don't lose all data in my new esxi build, the drives are all various sizes, 00-150Gb 01-150Gb 03-250Gb 04-80Gb 05-1Tb is this a viable setup?
thanks again all. steve.
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I am trying to attach an external Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive to my Sagemcom F@st 5250.  When I login to the router settings it says conected in green, but the computer is not recognizing the drive.  How can I get this to work as a network hard drive?
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Lenovo v3700 v2 Directly connected with AIX power 7 740 Server but i cannot see the WWPN of HOST in v3700 management console .
AIX showing HBA is ACTIVE and connected.
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Newly released Acronis True Image 2019
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Hi,

We have a YouTube channel and have over 200 videos uploaded to it.

The plan is now that we would like to download all our videos from YouTube to our PC or an external hard drive.

I have found that one video at a time can be downloaded from our YouTube channel with YouTube's Creator Studio.

There should be a way of downloading all videos at one time.

How would we download all our videos from our YouTube channel?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I'm trying to configure a new server (dell), but keep going back and forth on the hard drive configuration. I'd like to get the best bang for my buck.
I'm trying to choose between:
1. (2) 10K SAS drives mirrored (RAID1)
2. (4) 7200 NL-SAS (RAID10)
3. (6) 7200 SATA (RAID 10)

It's just going to be a Hyper-V host for a DC, and file server for a small group (less than 40 users), if that matters. All three configurations are about the same price, a little more storage with the third. Any thoughts or suggestions please.
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Hi ,

I have Lenovo ThinkPad E450 with CPU Core I7-5500U and RAM 8 GB and i need to change the hard drive to ssd.

I need to know if it's compatible and i can see a deference in performance or not
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hi,

ps advice how to troubleshoot the event error. see attachment. Tks.

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I have a Synology DS1515 with the latest Firmware.  I am having an issue of files being renamed.  Is there a way to log who might be doing this?  My usernames are pulled from my domain server.
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I have a mac book with a 500 GB hard drive. 445 GB of its space is labeled "other". how can i find out what that is and eventually clear it out? the OS is sierra.
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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.