• April 06, 2005 06 Apr'05

    Storage Bin: The devil is in the details

    "Close" isn't good enough for disaster recovery and security planning. Overlooking what might seem to be a minor detail could result in major consequences.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    sector

    On a computer diskette or hard disk, a sector is one of the "pie slices" the diskette or disk is divided into.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    portability

    Portability is a characteristic attributed to a computer program if it can be used in an operating systems other than the one in which it was created without requiring major rework.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    SmartMedia card

    A SmartMedia card (originally called a solid-state floppy disk card, or SSFDC) is a memory card developed by Toshiba that uses flash memory to store data and to make it portable among devices, such as digital cameras, personal digital assistants (...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    FRAM (ferroelectric RAM)

    FRAM (ferroelectric RAM) is random access memory that combines the fast read and write access of dynamic RAM (DRAM) - the most common kind of personal computer memory - with the ability to retain data when power is turned off (as do other ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Ultra DMA (UDMA or Ultra DMA/33)

    Ultra DMA (UDMA, or, more accurately, Ultra DMA/33) is a protocol for transferring data between a hard disk drive through the computer's data paths (or bus) to the computer's random access memory (RAM).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    dropout

    A dropout is a small loss of data in an audio or video file on tape or disk.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    PLEDM (phase-state low electron drive memory)

    PLEDM (phase-state low electron drive memory) is a new memory microchip technology that offers vastly greater capacity than memory devices commonly used in the past.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    disk cache

    A disk cache is a mechanism for improving the time it takes to read from or write to a hard disk.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Standard MIDI File (SMF)

    The SMF (Standard MIDI File) was developed to allow musicians and audio file developers to transfer their sequenced MIDI data from one software application to another.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    WRAM (Window RAM)

    Window RAM (WRAM), unrelated to Microsoft Windows, is very high-performance video RAM that is dual-ported and has about 25% more bandwidth than VRAM but costs less.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Andrew file system (AFS)

    An Andrew file system (AFS) is a location-independent file system that uses a local cache to reduce the workload and increase the performance of a distributed computing environment.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    thin-film disk

    A thin-film disk is a hard disk storage medium with a very thin coating of a metallic alloy or glass instead of the usual carbon-based material found on other types of hard disks.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    magnetoresistive head technology

    Magnetoresistive (MR) head technology is used in disk drives to allow higher storage densities than the older inductive-head technology.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Sound Designer II (SD2)

    SDII (Sound Designer II, sometimes seen abbreviated as SD2) is a monophonic/stereophonic audio file format, originally developed by Digidesign for their Macintosh-based recording/editing products.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    pipeline burst cache

    A pipeline burst cache is a cache or storage area for a computer processor that is designed to be read from or written to in a pipelining succession of four data transfers (or bursts) in which later bursts can start to flow or transfer before the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Jaz drive

    A Jaz drive is a small, portable hard disk drive used primarily for backing up and archiving personal computer files.  Continue Reading

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