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SSD creation in VMware server
I’m creating a Virtual SAN cluster in VMware server. So I need a SSD and HDD for each host. I don’t know how to create a SSD with 10GB space. Can anyone please help me?

Answer Question   |  April 4, 2014  2:40 PM
SSD, VMware
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5 pts.

How to determine maximum storage capacity?
How does one determine the maximum capacity of internal memory and of external storage that a device can handle?

Answer Question   |  April 4, 2014  9:00 PM
External Storage, Internal storage, Storage capacity
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56,495 pts.

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5 pts.

Locating storage disks on a network
What is the best way to locate and generate a list of all the storage disks on my network? I am using win32 C++. I tried using CreateFile(), but it didn’t show what it hoped I would. Is there a better tool I could use for this?

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  8:00 PM
Network storage, Storage devices
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56,495 pts.

Wiping hard drives in 100 PCs
We are donating 100 PCs. How can I quickly and effectively wipe all their hard drives? I have looked into Mban and it looks promising but would I be better doing that or pulling all the drives and formatting multiple ones at the same time? What are best practices for doing this?

Answer Question   |  April 2, 2014  2:22 PM
Backup hardware, Backup storage, HARD drive, Hard drive erasure, Security in 2010, Storage, Storage management
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1,110 pts.

How to set qlogic BIOS setings
A reader recently asked: How do you set qlogic BIOS setings?

Answer Question   |  March 27, 2014  11:12 AM
Backup & recovery, Qlogic, Storage, Storage products and equipment
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80 pts.

What type of training is needed to install and manage the HP BladeSystem c7000?
Recently my company has acquired a bladesystem c7000. What type of training must I attend to install and manage the c7000, and storage.

Answer Question   |  March 25, 2014  10:22 PM
Blade Server Installation, HP, HP BladeSystem, HP BladeSystem c7000, Storage Blades, Storage training
15 pts.

Maximum storage capacity for a plist.
One of my applications uses a plist for its data storage and I’m trying to figure out what the maximum storage capacity is for it in iOS. Would it be a couple hundred KB?

Answer Question   |  March 23, 2014  4:00 PM
Data storage, Plist, Storage capacity
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56,495 pts.

Removing SATA HDD passwords
Hi, Is there a program that can be used to recover or remove SATA HDD passwords?

Answer Question   |  March 21, 2014  3:26 PM
Hard drives, HDD, SATA, Seagate, Security
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385 pts.

Do I need all these .nbi files?
I have a 1TB Seagate HD and now I noticed I have a lot of files about 32KB in size with the extension .nbi Do I need them all? Can I reduce how often they are produced? There are about 100 files so far and counting

Answer Question   |  March 20, 2014  1:25 AM
nbi files, Seagate
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5 pts.

Best cloud storage solutions for 600-person organization
I’m looking at some cloud storage solutions for our organization (roughly 600 employees) and I wanted to know what you guys thought. Are there any tools out there to help me decide on a cloud storage provider based on upfront and maintenance costs? Are there any you’d recommend? Also, are there areas of my business...

Answer Question   |  February 21, 2014  3:37 PM
Cloud storage, Storage management
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56,495 pts.

What are the pros of cloud storage?
Whether you’ve used Dropbox or your company outsources some of its data storage to the cloud, we want to hear your pros for cloud storage. Everyone knows the perceived downsides to cloud storage, but we’d love to hear practical and successful uses of this technology. Share your experiences!

Answer Question   |  February 21, 2014  6:02 PM
Cloud Computing, Cloud computing security, Cloud Services, Cloud storage, Open IT Forum, Storage, Storage management
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6,345 pts.

Storage system
What is meant by “application of computers in storage system?”

Answer Question   |  January 9, 2014  11:44 AM
application, Storage Systems
5 pts.

SSD desktop config
I just purchased 2 SSD`s for my new desktop build.I am thinking about putting the OS on the smaller drive.Is this the best possible set up? Thank you in advance! SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5″ 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5″ 120GB SATA III MLC Internal...

Answer Question   |  December 24, 2013  6:15 PM
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5 pts.

need help on storage management Software
Hello Everyone, Well im actually needs help on finding a data managementarchiving software. The criteria of the software: 1. Will need to works with Windows and NetApp 2. Have strong reporting ability that can be use for capacity planning (preferably running on SQL Database), have ability to identify duplicate files, against policy file, tracking file...

Answer Question   |  December 2, 2013  4:23 PM
Archiving programs, Data management software, Storage management
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5 pts.

Cloning Hard-drive to SSD
Hi guys, I was wondering how you would go about making a clone of your hard-drive and putting it on an SSD? I would be doing this on my laptop, if anyone has a link to a good guide or can provide some insight that’d be much appreciated. The only I/O I have are USB...

Answer Question   |  November 25, 2013  11:56 AM
HARD drive, SSD, USB 2.0
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15 pts.

Tracking DMX storage allocation
How are you tracking your storage allocations from your DMX to your servers? We began with the Excel-based design workbook that EMC delivers at the end of the installation engagement & that works up to a point. I’ve written code that loads the info into SQL & does some reporting on it, but is there...

Answer Question   |  November 20, 2013  6:08 PM
DMX, EMC, Storage management, Symmetrix
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300 pts.

New Storage Config and Backup Questions
Currently, I have four HDDs and one SSD; the HDDs carry in range, size and age with one being a very old Maxtor drive. I am looking to upgrade in this area to simplify things and had the following questions for advice:1. Is it ideal to have one HDD for all my storage (games, movies,...

Answer Question   |  November 18, 2013  8:40 AM
Backup, HDD, SSD
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25 pts.

Is it possible to find virtualization software that includes storage virtualization software?
Are there such things as virtualization packages that include software for storage systems after implementation?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  3:11 PM
Storage, Storage management, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software, Virtualization, Virtualization software
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56,495 pts.

What are the benefits of storage virtualization?
Is there anyone whose company is currently employing storage virtualization that can remark on the real life benefits of the technology?

Answer Question   |  November 11, 2013  5:58 PM
Storage, Storage management, Storage technology, Storage virtualization, Storage virtualization software
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975 pts.

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