Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.

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Seeing the following and hourly replication is failing...

11/13/2017 2:48:02 PM :: Processing SR-99EXCH01 Error: NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:datastore-277,nfchost:host-279,conn:]. Storage display name: [VRTX6].
Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:,nfchost:host-279,stg:datastore-277@SR-99EXCH01_replica/SR-99EXCH01.vmx].
I'm stuck. \ can't seem to get my ISCSI to bind.  It sees it but it will not bind..  Here's some screen shots..  I can't seem to figure out what's wrong... Also I'm not sure of which network card belongs to which IP and which to make active and which to make standby
I there,

i'm working on a small project that need a lot of space for a short time. I need around 80tb, i need to run windows desktop on it. I'm considering in doing something i haven't done in over a decade, building a computer. Does anyone know of a motherboard that supports 8 10TB or 12TB HD?

thanks for you help.
Dear Experts,

The OS installed is Win 7 Pro 64-bit and using GPT disk

I mounted the Win 7 Enterprise ISO image into my flash drive.
My flash drive can boot up but when it comes to SSD, it is unable to run the drivers I mounted using dism.

Does the Error: 0xc1420127 affects the dism mounting of the SSD drivers which I got from Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver?

I saw a video that says to do diskpart but I am not sure if that is correct.

How should I go about executing the installation?
I am running a Dell T110 ii server with a PERC S100 controller, in what I am told is RAID 5, I am remote from the site so I cant confirm that it is defiantly RAID 5

We had a problem a few days ago when I saw the following errors in Dells Open Manager

Disk medium error detected: Physical Disk 0:1 Controller 0, Connector 0
Redundancy lost: Virtual Disk 1 (Virtual Disk 1) Controller 0 (PERC S100)
There is an unrecoverable medium error detected on virtual disk: Virtual Disk 1 (Virtual Disk 1) Controller 0 (PERC S100)

Disk 0:2 was Offline, and the Virtual disk was showing Degraded

I set disk 0:2 as Hot spare and it started to Rebuild the Virtual drive, which failed after 7 or 8%

I now have all 3 disks online but the Virtual disk is showing as Failed, the only option it gives me is Delete, which I am hesitant of doing, any pointers on what to do next, I don't know the condition of the drives apart from they say they are online

Disk 0:2 was offline but Disk 0:1 had the error?

So rebuilding a network and having to use existing hardware due to budget limitations, until we can replace hardware next year.

The server itself is an old Dell PowerEdge R900 - specced out with multiple CPU's and ~64GB of RAM. It has the PERC 6 / i RAID controller with 5 x 2TB hard disks.

My initial plan was 1 x RAID 10 Array with a hotspare. This worked and Windows loaded, however due to its age and non UEFI BIOS, it can't see anything more than 2TB. So i went back to the beginning and tried to create 2 partitions within the Windows server setup screen - but again it will create one partition and then throws errors trying to create additional partitions on the 1.6TB of remaining hard disk (doesn't matter what size).

From reading online it appears you can't create multiple virtual drives on a single RAID 10 array like i've done in the past with HP servers.

This leaves me with two options that i can think of..

1) Create 2 x RAID 1 mirrors and use 1 drive as a hot spare. This will give me 2 x ~2TB drives

2) Create 1 x RAID 1 mirror and 1 x RAID 5 with no hot spares (I actually have a physical spare drive so the hotspare isn't critical). This will give me maximum storage.

The server will run 1 x 2016 Domain controller for about 20 users, 1 x 2008 RDS server for 3 - 4 users, and i was planning to run 1 x application/file server too.

Open to suggestions and ideas.
Server: R710
RAID controller: PERC 6i
DELL Openmanager system management version: 8.3
RAID 1 disk: 750G, not OS, for share data drive
Need to change two 750G to 2TB HD. I already changed one 750G to 2TB by offline one old drive, pull out old, push in new 2TB  HD, then do the rebuild.
The question is how can I replace second 750GB to 2TB and increase disk size to 2TB.
Simply replace just create another 750GB disk.
I wish I do not need to initialize disk or take any risk to lost data.
This is one I have come across a few times and never did find a solution. When the hard drive that contains the operating system is removed from a Windows 10 machine and placed in a caddy or similar to be attached to a different computer (running Window 7), The drive will not show up in my computer. When accessing Storage in Computer Management the Windows 10 drive (now an external drive connected by USB) shows as unallocated space and no drive letter can be assigned. The only option is to Initialise the disk but then the data would be lost (without some serious time spent on recovery). My guess is that this is to do with the 'GPT' rather than MBR partitions that was originally the case with Windows Drives... This doesnt however explain why it wont mount in Linux either or Mac OS (even when using Fuse software etc). I did try changing the settings for the drive so that Fast Boot/Fast shutdown wasnt enabled beforte I removed it, hoping this would enable it to mount but no joy. Whilst I have tried all the major platforms this question is really about getting it to mount on a Windows 7 machione

Does anyone have an explanation for this or perhaps a solution?

Thanks so much in advance,

A friend got a new server with 8 HDDs, he created a raid5+1 hot spare. and installed the os. after that he wanted to test whether the hot spare would would and he pulled a disk from raid5. successfully the hot spare was added to the raid5 and rebuilt the raid5.

Now the question is that the HDD he earlier pulled; he wants to put it back and use as the new hot spare. since there is some data in this HDD since it was participating in the raid5 earlier, will this work as hot spare? or else will he have to format this disk? if so, how to format? from ACU?
I have a student account that needs removed and was trying to delete their Home Drive folder on our storage server but it says I do not have permissions.  I am the administrator for our district and can remove all other old user home drives with no issues.  His folder shows a lock on it.  I tried adding my username as the owner and giving security rights but that still will not work.  The server is running 2008 R2 as the OS.
Hello, I was wondering if I could get some feedback/suggestions regarding a failed RAID hard drive.  I'm helping an office and they have the following configuration:

HP ML350 G6
Smart Array P410i controller
1 Array/ 1 Logical Drive - 6 TB
Drive configuration: 8 drives.  Bay's 1 - 8 have: HP 1 TB drives inserted

The drive in Bay 7 has recently failed (Red amber light).  The office believes the drive in Bay 8 was configured as a "hot spare" and automatically rebuilt (I see activity/green blinking light on the drive) when Bay 7 failed.

A replacement HP drive (same part #/size) has been ordered.   This is a production environment so I can't shutdown/reboot the server until this weekend.

Can I just insert the replacement drive into Bay 7 while the server is running?
Will the RAID controller automatically configure Bay 7 as the "hot spare"
Will the RAID Controller keep Bay 8 as an "active" drive in the array

Based upon the info provided, I'm basically trying to determine

1) What's the "best practice" on how/when to add the replacement drive into Bay 7
2) What actions will automatically happen when the replacement drive is inserted into Bay 7 (What would the RAID controller do?)
3) Do I need to reboot the server and make changes in P410i ORAC to get a similar setup as before (seven "active" drives in the array and one hot spare)

Thank you

Thank you
I accidentally deleted a important sms in my nokia n73 mobile....pls advise me how can I recover that sms...pls help
Hi all

Is it possible for a KVM to communicate with the RAID controller and the disks?
I have a Veracrypt volume that was mounted on my PC. My PC rebooted while the volume was still mounted and now the volume won't mount. I get this message when attempting to mount the volume. I've tried mounting with the backup header option with no luck. Is there anything that I can do to get the volume mounted/
Some ESXi hosts were set up several years ago in what seems to be a 'temporary' fashion.
One Host has all datastores in RAID0.
The other host, all but one are RAID0, and of course ESXi was installed on one of the RAID0.

I checked this in vCenter by going to Configuration -> Hardware -> Storage -> Device View and looking for the devices with 'VMware Diagnostic' and 'Legacy MBR' partitions. This is the right way to check where ESXi is installed, right?

So now I want to fix this by making these datastores at least RAID1. The VM's I can handle migrating them between datastores as I swap disks but I'm not sure how this would be done for the ESXi install itself.

Is there a way to move the install to another datastore?

Ideally, I'd like to copy the install to another datastore and then test ESXi boots from that location before I swap out the current disks. Is that possible?

I have a LSI 9260-8i HBA controller with a 3 drive RAID 6 configuration.  I'd like to add a 4th drive to it.  I've read the docs but am not sure how the controller behaves exactly.  Does it bring in the new drive in the background while the array is in use, or do you have to wait until the process is complete through the card's BIOS UI?  That could take a while with 3-4TB of data on the current set.


I have a degraded RAID due to a failed disk.  It is not hot swappable.  I shut down.  Pulled the bad drive.  Plugged in a drive from a previous RAID and rebooted.  I have cleared the foreign config on the new drive, but when I try to make it a global hot spare, I get the following message:
Physical Disk 0:3: This Physical disk is not suitable to protect all current or potential virtual disks on this controller. Possible reasons include: Insufficient physical disk space, unsupported mix of SAS and SATA type physical disks, unsupported mix of SSD and HDD type physical disks, unsupported mix of 512Bytes and 4KBytes sector size physical disks, unsupported mix of PI capable and incapable type disks and non-SED drive assigned as a GHS when encryption virtual disk is present. Continue with assigning as a global hot spare?

Physical Disk 0:2 and 1:4 are the same.  Physical Disk 0:3 is the one that I have installed.  The only difference I can see from the other two is the other two are Revision KA05 and the new one is Revision KA02.  Below is what the drives show for specs.  Am I ok to go ahead and configure for a global hot spare or do I need to do something else?

ID 0:2
Status OK
Name Physical Disk 0:2
State Online
Bus Protocol SATA
Media HDD
Revision KA05
T10 PI Capable No
Capacity 465.25GB
Used RAID Disk Space 465.25GB
Available RAID Disk Space 0.00GB
Hot Spare No
Vendor ID DELL
Product ID ST3500514NS
Serial No. 9WJ0KQW7
Part Number …
We are developing an app and what to store user data in a central location for multi-device and also multi-user access to the same database

We looked at using AWS DynamoDB. What other options are out there? We want to make it as simple as possible

App is being developed using PhoneGap/Cordova
I have a piece of information such as data from local storage in javascript. when the page is loaded, i want to send the data into below codes. Is it possible. Please show me in codes. not an experts of mvc and jquery. thanks

public ActionResult AdditionalBondInfo()
string x = mydata;
Hi everyone:
i have  my dsm.opt on TSM 6.4 Configured to backup the following path:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.BES\MSSQL

But the backup is failing with this error:

ANS1076E The specified directory path 'C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\Server\MSSQL12.BES\MSSQL' could not be found.

My question is: Why the tsm client is searching the file on : C:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient if the dsm.opt is pointing to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.BES\MSSQL

Thanks in advance.
Hi tricky one (for me).

I have a few systems needing to have 20% free hard disk space.
The systems are already in use and I cannot delete files.
So the Final total size of each disk must have 20% free.
Not as simple as getting a 39GB Drive and clearing 20% on it, since there is (for example) already 6GB in use..
I tried to write an excel formula, but I'm not sure this is straightforward. Can some one help.
I have been given figures for: 1. total disk space 2. Free space (GB) 3. Free Space (%) and I need to increment the hard disk size (new total) to have 20% free.
Hi folks,

I hope you are doing well. I have one question regarding data backup. At this time we are using Dell EMC VNXe1600 storage on which we are running VMware virtual machines.

We are planning to do a backup of user profiles and user data from client machines, there are 98 machines.  

Can we backup data directly on Dell EMC VNXe1600?
Second options is to buy another storage for data backup.

What are you recommending to me?

Thank you
Further to my last question, here goes.
I have a gigabyte z97 mb with intel rapid technology on it that provides raid 1 that I require with a pair of Samsung ssd,s. I also need to encrypt the drives with bit locker  however I am confused regarding the mechanism when and if one of the drives fails.
Could someone please clarify if I am chasing my tail or is what I want to do practicable ?
I was looking at the Intel 545s as it seems to perform well in tests, but only 2.5 inch models seem to be available. It's meant to go into a desktop machine.
a. not sure about the connectors - is that likely to be a problem?
b. can you direct me to any other highly regarded SSDs? Smaller size is better as it's just for the OS
Here is the Long of my previous post "Clone Solid State Drive".

I purchased a computer for a client - a Lenovo - Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128 SSD (operating system/programs) and 1TB Hard Drive for storage - "1TB hard drive and 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) for a blend of storage space and speed
The hard drive provides ample storage, while the SSD delivers faster start-up times and data access."

Monday it wouldn't start (newest Windows update failure is suspected)...all advanced repair options, short of a clean reinstall failed. I spoke to Lenovo and they informed me that the bios was set to not allow a Refresh of the OS but only a Reset that would reinstall the OS but remove all personal file, folders and installed apps. Not acceptable but I am not sure what recourse we have since she has owed the computer since 8/10/17. Since I am not able to access her computer she is taking it in to Best Buy where we bought it to see if there is a work around as it takes hours to personalize her computer.

I have always cloned another hard drive, for this kind of situation, so we could simply swipe out the hard drive, update her data and she would be good to go.

I was told by Acronis that they couldn't clone a dual HD system so I never made a clone. After this happened I started thinking "What if I simply clone the SSD which contains the OS and Programs then reinstall her data from her backup." Do you think that would work?

In my last post I was given the info …






Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, is a technology consisting of computer components and recording media used to retain digital data. In addition to local storage devices like CD and DVD readers, hard drives and flash drives, solid state drives can hold enormous amounts of data in a very small device. Cloud services and other new forms of remote storage also add to the capacity of devices and their ability to access more data without building additional data storage into a device.