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Providers

In SFW, providers are similar to drivers. Each provider manages a specific hardware or software storage component. For example, there is a disk provider that manages all disks that the Windows operating system sees as disks. The providers discover the existing physical and logical entities and store that information in SFW’s distributed database. Normally, providers operate in the background. The only time you might encounter a provider situation is when there is a provider error on startup.