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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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Can a Realistic High Power Video audio tape eraser zap or at least corrupt  a hard drive and a backup tape?
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We currently have a server that has two 450GB drives in raid 1 and we are constantly facing space issues on this server. We are wondering if we replace one of the drives with a new 900GB drive, let it rebuilt, then replace the other 450GB drive with another 900GB and let it rebuild. Can we then extend the volume in the raid controller and then again in the OS to increase the space?

This is a physical server, so we can't just add more space like a VM. It would also be a last resort to rebuild the server on larger drives, which is why we are looking at the above solution.

Does anyone have experience with this, or know if it will work?
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I have 1 TB external hard disk and it was encrypted by Bit locker. I start decryption of drive and process of decryption stops at 94 % due to the electric power problem. When I plug in drive again in my computer then I was unable to pause or resume decryption process and drive became inaccessible.

I tried to google for solution and I got a solution on Microsoft site for Recovery of data

I used BitLocker Recovery Tool " repair-bde" .Initially, the process of recovery starts normally when I checked after 14 hours, I saw process was stuck at 10 % only. I restarted my laptop.

After restart hard drive light is being ON and drive is generating a light beep on start but not showing on the computer .

Is there anyway to recover data ??
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People,

I'm running on 3PAR Array for all of my Tier-1 production VMs (SSD - 10 GB ethernet iSCSI), So I wonder if I need to isntall any .VIB or HPE ESXi VMware .SIO image to utilize the best practice in the 3PAR multipathing ?

As at the moment I can only set it into Round Robin (VMware) as opposed to the current setting Fixed (VMware) .
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How can I find the folders which contain the largest files?

Is there a program or feature of MacOS?

Thanks.
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I have an Optiplex 780 computer with Core 2 Quad processor, 8 GB RAM, running windows 10

I had installed a rosewell 4 port external USB 3.0 PCI express card in the PC. It self installed drivers from microsoft,

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815166038&cm_re=rosewell_external_3.0-_-15-166-038-_-Product

With a WD My Passport Ultra (a USB 3 external hard drive) connected to the front USB port of the PC (USB 2?), I copy a file from the internal hard drive to the external hard drive.  It's a 10GB file and takes about 6 minutes to transfer.  on the screen, it shows it moving the file at around 24 MB/s.

I connected the WD drive to one of those USB ports and that same file (renamed so it thinks it's a different file) takes about 3 minutes and about 63 MB/s.

I looked on the box, it uses renesas uPD720201 chipset. I got drivers from the renesas website and redid the test. Same 3 minutes / 63MB/s.

I thought 3.0 was much faster than 2.0?  What would you think is the weak link in this test / how can I do to try to boost speed?

Something interesting? I copied that 10GB file from the internal hard drive onto the same hard drive (it's on the desktop. I right click, choose copy then paste on the desktop so I got a 2nd file - copy of ....)

That started out at 500MB/s then quickly dropped down to around 25MB/s!?  This internal hard drive is a seagate barracude 7200 320GB drive with lots of space.

Interesting how it started really fast than …
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I have made some changes via group policy to stop smb1 in my environment and restarted my VMWare guest server (Windows server 2008 r2), to my surprise D: drive is not accessible and showing NTFS partition.  I have checked disk management of server, System and Local Administrator have full permission. I am also not able to access D: drive in safe mode.

I have also checked for the Device installation Policy and Removal storage Policy, both are disabled.

Changes made in registry for disabling SMB1 are mentioned in the link

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/staysafe/2017/05/17/disable-smb-v1-in-managed-environments-with-ad-group-policy/

 

I have also tried reverting the changes but nothing worked for me.

Please Help
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I use a Lenovo laptop computer running Windows 10.  I maintain all of my data files on an external 4TB Seagate drive.  All of a sudden the computer stopped recognizing the drive.  When I plug the drive in I get the tone that indicates a device was connected, but nothing appears in my Windows Explorer.  I went to the "Disk Manager", and when the problem drive is plugged in the screen freezes on "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" (see graphic):
Disk Manager ScreenWhen the problem drive is unplugged the Disk Manager opens just fine.  I would assume that there was something wrong with the drive, but it works fine on our other Windows computers.

Please help.

Thanks,

Phil
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I have a computer with a 2 tb hard drive that I am going to donate to a charity. It has Windows 10 64 bit on it now and it is working fine. I am seeking a utility (free or inexpensive) that will take the remnants of ALL  files that are not being used and zero them out or do some sort of medium to high level wipe so that there is no chance of some would be hacker getting more than a free computer.  Hopefully an Expert knows of such a utility. I only want to leave the operating system on the computer. It must be a utility that is fairly easy to use and not a long list of command line commands.
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Need to find a solution to backup 2TB of data on PowerEdge 710. The budget is very limited. Any suggestion ?

Thx
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NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux
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NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

To remove a jammed tape, I had to remove the gear that syncs the loader mechanism with the tape picker.
When I put the gear back, I am unable to sync the gears in the correct position.
Any advice or resources greatly appreciated!
Barry
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Running a Win7/Pro/64. Have two HDs attached, one a Glyph Studio 2T. Noticed recently the blue power light on Glyph has twice switched to a red/pink blinking light during work. Manual says indicates disk problem, but even in red I can access disk and files. When I turn off power button, then turn on light is blue again. Cannot reproduce conditions under which it twice had turned blinking red. Two notes: Glyph is a USB 3.0 connection. Computer if a Dell 980 with USB 2.0 ports. (System will not accept a 3.0 card). Have a G drive 2T 3.0 also connected and is running fine. Also disk is shared on a two-machine intranet. Its NTFS with only 62GB data on it.
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Hi

We have OptiPlex 790 with RAID1 which uses 2.5" 7200rpm 16MB buffer 250GB Seagate hard disks ST9250410AS. One of them has failed and we no longer have warranty and I am not able to find replacement in UK (or replacement I found is almost £100 comparing to £50 for much bigger disk).
The computer is working fine on one disk but we need that failure redundant protection so we have to replace the faulty hard disk.

Can we replace it with any size 2.5" 7200rpm  hard disks and it will work but only use 250GB of that new hard disk?

Regards,
Tom
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I have Snology DS414 with raid 10 configured, how can I convert it to raid 5.

there are 4 bays and 4 hard drives. I see 7.2 TB (each hdd is 3.7TB) .

Is raid 10 actually mirroring of raid 5 ?
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I am building new using asus z270 with m.2 support.  I have a ssd in my current pc.  -so question is can I now buy a pci bracket and put this ssd in bracket and expect this drive to run faster through multi lanes as is.  or is the new technology limited to the new internal drives with 2280? support.  and if so do I need to use an intel optane chip on an intel board or will any drive do the same job.  and I heard that you cant boot from some of these pci drives ??
thanks guys
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Greetings, I have a machine at home which runs Windows7. I needed to reinstall the OS for performance reasons. On reinstall, when asked where to install the OS, I chose the Advanced option and manually selected to remove all partitions on both hard drives. Disk0 is an System drive, Disk1 is my Data drive. I made the error of selecting to remove partition from my Data drive. Oops. ...however, when I saw my error, I had not yet moved onto the next screen in the OS install. I simply shut off my system, unplugged Data drive and proceeded with OS install.

I disconnected the Data drive, while I reinstall the OS to the System drive.

Now for the kicker: The Data drive is encrypted using Bitlocker and I am wondering if I can expect to have access issues with the Data drive.

If I do have issues, what sort of remedial action do you suspect I may encounter? Are there scenarios where I may have hosed the drive?

Thanks for your thoughts,
JohnD
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Hello Guys,

I wanted to ask someone who is more experienced with SSD speeds comparison and over all performance. I have two SSD and I need advice on which one of these two should I use in my work laptop which I use every single day 8 hours a day.

My Laptop Lenovo P40 Yoga 2 in one laptop.

I have these two harddrives with me:

Option 1:  

Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB:

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/850evo.html

Option 2:

Samsung: MZ7LN512HMJP  500 GB

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/client-ssd/MZ7LN512HMJP?ia=831



Would really appreciate an answer.

Thank you,

Nick
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Hi I want to swap my ssd Intel 400GB ssd drives from my Dell R730 server to my Dell powervault md3800i , will this in any case be possible please let me know
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I am fairly sure that standard mechanical hard drives can map out sectors that become defective and save the drive without the user even knowing it. But, can SSD drives also do the same thing? Just wondering.
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10 Questions to Ask when Buying Backup Software
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10 Questions to Ask when Buying Backup Software

Choosing the right backup solution for your organization can be a daunting task. To make the selection process easier, ask solution providers these 10 key questions.

Hello - we have a 1TB large VM sitting on a particular LUN that needs to be rebuilt.  The LUN is using too many disks and the only way to free up some of those disks is to rebuild the LUN - which means we have to move the VM files off of it first.  Due to not having any other free LUNs/disks available big enough to hold the 1TB VM, we need to download it to a portable 4TB Passport USB drive.  What are the recommendations out there as to how to do this?  I know that I should be able to Browse the LUN and just download the files onto the Passport - but is that the best way to do it?  Should I do a LUN copy or something else, for any reason?

Thanks for your help.
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Drives such as the Seagate Firecuda are supposed to be better/faster boot drives than normal mechanical sata drives but not as fast as SSDs or NVME. What if you use these drives for data or backup.  Is there any advantage there over a regular mechanical hard drive?
Thanks,
Alan
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Can you please suggest me a wireless backup camera which easily be installed by any dumb person like me. I have 2017 GMC 2500 Pickup truck.
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i know the usb 3 drive docks
my question is : is there anything faster on the market?  
 or is sata speed comparable to USB 3
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Well, the question title says it all, but what I am looking for are these features:

- Fast
- Software independant (hardware cloning, the device needs to do the job)
- Clone to a smaller sized disk (if the amount of data on the source disk allows it, does not exceed the target disk total size)

I have seen devices like Sandberg Diskcloner / Sharkoon Quickport XT Duo Clone and Icy Box Clonestation.

No idea what to expect, anyone any experience?

Thank you
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I have a 500GB Flash Drive in my MacBook, but suspect the drive's nearly full.

But, in Finder, I right click the Home icon with my Name next to it, the size of the folder is 127GB.

How do I find the space on disk?

Thanks
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Storage Hardware

17K

Solutions

17K

Contributors

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.