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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&q...

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Can't change Dynamic disk to Basic. Will not hold settings.

Very strange issue. I am trying to change Dynamic disk to Basic disk on a hard drive in Windows …
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Can you recover a Windows 10 device encrypted hard drive on another computer?

1.   The motherboard on the laptop is broken.
2.   The hard drive is encrypted with Device …
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MacBook: Need to retake a 100GB Partition, once created for Parallels

My 500GB drive is full and I need to check if my removal of Parallels freed up any disk space.

I …
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WD Passport: What steps needed to start copying files from a MacBook?

I bought a USB WD drive, plugged it into my Mac, ran some DMG file (Install Discovery for Mac), but …
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What is the best cloning software?

I have a computer running Windows 10 Professional 64-bit.   There is one hard drive of 1 TB.   I …
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I have a HP Smart Array P420i and need to extend the Logical Drive

I currently have configured 2 SATA Array groups
Logical Drive 1 = 1TB (2 - 1TB drives in RAID 1)
   2 …
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Perc 6/i raid 10 failure with foreign configurations

I maintain a Dell T740? Poweredge server with a Perc 6/i controller. The server went down yesterday …
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Ideal size for c drive and it's usage

In a laptop with 512 GB SSD
What's the reccomended size of C drive.

As per my understanding if I …
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Initialize a Disk with MBR? or GUID?

I installed a Samsung 2 TB SSD in my laptop and am going to use it for data.  I already have a drive …
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Windows 10 - How to partition/format a new Laptop SSD

I've never done this on Windows 10. I just installed a samsung 2TB SSD.

Should I create a:
New …
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Windows 10 Pro on a Lenovo legion 5 laptop - I just added an SSD drive but can't see it in Windows.  I CAN see it in BIOS

I just installed an SSD drive 2 1/2" Samsung and want to assign it a letter and then format it. …
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Can I get an enclosure for this type of SSD?

The user has a MacBook Pro 2018 or so, with the SSD shown below.
Labeled a model 656-0041C
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All All Flash Drives Alike?  Which Ones are Better Quality? Which is the BEST Quality

Flash drives are so cheap but which ones are good?  Which ones are the best?
How do you determine? …
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format usb for car

I have a 2012 buick lacross that has a usb port.  I have plugged in a kingstom usb 3.0 32 GB drive …
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Is the Data on my CD/DVD usable? Request for Testing Software

I have a bunch of data on DVDs and CDs. I'd like to test and ensure that the data is readable.

Is …
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Hitachi Vantara questions about feedback on NAS usage

interested in seeing if anyone uses Hitachi Vantara?
how do you use it? NAS or local storage or how …
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Portable Transfer of Files

I recently placed several trail cameras out to capture wildlife images.  The cameras have a mini-USB …
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Replace hard drive with a large one in new Dell Precision 3431

I just received a new Dell Precision 3431.  It boots from an SSD and came with a 3.5" 1TB HD.
My …
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What kind of SATA HDD can I install on my laptop? (Capacity, Brand, etc.) Lenovo 17IMH05H

I see that I can add one SATA drive to this laptop?
Can I get some recommendations on brands and …
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Best Way to Format a Flash Drive

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Advice Needed:
1. should I use NTFS? or exFAT?  Why?
2. What should my allocation size be? …

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