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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.

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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?

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Scenario:
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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Hi
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?

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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

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Hi:
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

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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?

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The user has a MacBook Pro 2018 or so, with the SSD shown below.
Labeled a model 656-0041C
C0865110
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All All Flash Drives Alike?  Which Ones are Better Quality? Which is the BEST Quality

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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