Questions tagged [data-storage]

For questions concerning devices used to store data, such as hard drive or solid state disks, or flash memory such as SD cards or USB memory sticks.

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Hardware for extracting data from eight DVD-Rs at the same time

As I were not able to find a DVD-R carousel within my price range that includes a reader, I'm considering buying eight DVD-R drives and controller-card(s) for extracting data off hundreds of CD-Rs and ...
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USB stick (pen drive) w/ Type-C connector & USB 3.1 speed

I'm looking for a high speed pen drive (not sure about terminology - USB stick?) with USB Type C connector and at least USB 3.1 Gen1 speed. I have found a SanDisk one but it says up to 130MB/s ...
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Are there any quartz crystal-based data storage devices?

Some time ago I've read about 5D 'Superman memory crystal' heralds unlimited lifetime data storage which is about the data-storage technique which uses a laser to alter the optical properties of fused ...
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Looking for a good hdd/external hdd

I'm looking for a way to upgrade my Dell Vostro 470's space for not a lot of money. Requirements: Under $50 1TB+ storage Have the cable for the motherboard with it (if not then add a link to one ...
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Connecting two HP servers

Background: I have a HP DL580 G5 Server with 128GB RAM and 4 Quad Cores but not much local storage just enough for OS and stuff. I also have another HP StorageWorks X1400 G2 Network Storage System ...
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Looking for USB flash drive with its Removable Media Bit set

Windows specifically has this annoying issue where it will not allow multiple partitions on a USB flash drive. If you create multiple partitions, Windows will only see the first one. Linux doesn't ...
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Microfiche-based solution for document storage

As a local government, we generate lots of paper documents and currently are experiencing issues typical with storing them in paper form. There are parts to this: 1. Millions of OLD documents going ...
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Cheap RAID 5 controller for Dell T7500 to use 3 500GB drives over 4 500GB drives in RAID 10

I currently have a Dell T7500. The onboard RAID card can do RAID 0, 1, 10. I would like to create a 1TB partition that has redundancy out of SSD's. Currently I would be able to use 2 1 TB with RAID ...
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Looking for a Direct Attached Storage solution

I'm looking for a Direct Attached Storage solution that can accept a minimum of 12x SATA 2.5in HDDs and can connect to the host raid controller's sff-8088 port. I'm not looking for actual listings or ...
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4TB-5TB External portable USB bus-powered hard drive that does not use SMR technology

Are there any currently manufactured 4TB-5TB external portable USB bus-powered hard drives that do not use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology? I would like to avoid SMR hard drives because ...
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Media computer / NAS with HDMI

What I am trying to achieve : Stream media to my TV using the least possible amount of devices. What I currently own : A Western Digital MyCloud Ex 2 Ultra NAS, and I am somewhat happy/unhappy ...
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USB Drive that mirrors PC drive via WiFi

I've got a small device that reads data off of a thumbdrive. I'd rather not be carrying my thumbdrive back and forth. I thought I remembered a USB drive out there that would connect to your WiFi ...
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What Android phone can install unmovable apps on SD card?

Many heavy apps which plays an important role in productivity are unmovable to SD card by default: Word, Google Maps, Google Sheet, Tick Tick, Dropbox, OneDrive. I've tried to follow Is there a way to ...
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Help me choose an external (USB 3.0) hdd

I need an external 4TB hdd with usb 3.0 connection. I need it for using as a storage for my (local network) media server and for regular backups. I want to buy a silent, reliable and longevous disk, ...
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SD card extension for a mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro?

I find it a very interesting options to extend my MacBook's storage capacity by permanently adding an SD card. One possible solution would be the Transcend Jetdrive Lite. There are also other ...
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Best and cheapest way to store around 30TB of Data

I am looking for the best and cheapest way to store around 30TB of data. Its mostly files with the size of 150MB per file which I have to read alot, so a cloud solution doesnt really fit my needs ...
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How do I know if the phone's storage can be extended?

So I bought a Huawei phone that I didn't realize that it won't be possible to extend the SD card without losing everything This are the phone's specs. In the future what should I be looking for in the ...
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What is the cheapest form of solid state usb storage that can sustain 100MB/s continuously (minimum capacity 16gb)

Anything faster cannot output data faster than gigabit ethernet, so not needed. If you don't have anything that can do 100MB/s then what is the next best thing ? A 16gb usb stick that can do 80MB/s is ...
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What kind of SD card would function on a Sharp XE-A407? Link to the manual is provided in the description

Link: https://www.manualslib.com/manual/416658/Sharp-Xe-A407.html?page=8#manual Please answer these questions: Does it need to be commercial-grade? Can I use less than 32GB? Thank you in advance!
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NAS for RAID for professional photographer and graphic designer, min. 4 drive bays

I'm a photographer and graphic designer, so I have a lot of large files that I need to keep backed up in a RAID. I don't need video streaming or camera feed or features like that, but I do need ultra-...
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28C256-15 EEPROM programmer?

I'm trying to build a breadboard computer with a 6502 processor (eater.net). I quickly realized that to program the EEPROM chip (28C256-15) you have to buy a device that costs $50, and I don't want to ...
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Card to make a DDR3 "hard drive"

I want to update my old PC with 24 Gb of DDR3 to a new PC with DDR4. Because I do not want to throw away that large amount of DDR3 memory, I want to make a DDR3 drive, to use as temporary storage. I ...
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Extreme longevity read-only flash storage

I'm looking for a flash storage solution that combines highest achievable read durability with the lowest price. Low speeds and relatively small capacity (1 GB minimum) are acceptable. I'm looking to ...
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Which desktop computer should I choose (smaller SSD storage with lower RAM vs higher HDD storage with higher RAM)?

I want to get a new desktop computer. I don't plan on using it play games. It is mostly to do work at home (running python code for analysis, looking through sometimes large excel files, having music ...
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2 in 1 expansion cards?

This question will also be on superuser I use a SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD. NP300E5E-A02US and it's equipped with a single mini PCIe slot currently occupied by a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG ...
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HDD for Videos storage

I would like to know the best HDD for massive videos storage, and by massive I mean: at least 2-3GB per each video. I've tried HGST 8TB HDD but is not working for me because the enclosure I got is ...