September 2005

  • digital film

    Digital film is any storage medium (such as a memory card, diskette, or recordable CD) used in a digital camera to capture and store images.

  • CompactFlash card (CF card)

    A CompactFlash (CF) card is a popular memory card developed by SanDisk in 1994 that uses flash memory to store data on a very small card.

  • megabytes per second (MBps)

    Megabytes per second (MBps) describes a unit of data transfer to and from a computer storage device.

  • tape backup

    In computers, tape backup is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a tape cartridge device so that, in the event of a ...

  • Serial Storage Architecture (SSA)

    Serial Storage Architecture (SSA) is an open standard for high-speed access to high-capacity disk storage.

  • IP storage

    IP storage is a general term for several approaches to using the Internet Protocol (IP) in a storage area network (SAN) usually over Gigabit Ethernet.

  • race condition

    A race condition occurs when a device or system makes an attempt to perform two or more operations at the same time, but not in the proper sequence.

  • buffer flush

    A buffer flush is the transfer of computer data from a temporary storage area to the computer's permanent memory.

  • Common Information Model (CIM)

    The Common Information Model (CIM) is a computer industry standard for defining device and application characteristics so that system administrators and management programs will be able to control ...

  • two-spindle system (twin-spindle system)

    A two-spindle system, also called a twin-spindle system, is a computer design with two internal storage drives.

  • iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol)

    iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) is an emerging standard for extending Fibre Channel storage networks across the Internet.

  • compression artifact

    A compression artifact is the fuzz or distortion in a compressed image or sequence of video images.

  • external storage

    External storage is all addressable data storage that is not currently in the computer's main storage or memory.

  • RIMM

    In a computer, a RIMM is a memory module developed by Kingston Technology Corp.

  • pixie dust or antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media

    Pixie dust is the informal name that IBM is using for its antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media technology, which can increase the data capacity of hard drives to up to four times the density p...

  • switch-on-a-chip (SOC)

    A switch-on-a-chip (SOC) is a network - typically a storage network - switch (a device that channels incoming data flow from any of multiple input ports to the output port appropriate for its desti...

  • serverless backup

    Serverless backup is a method of offloading backup procedures from a server so that the time ordinarily devoted to backup functions can be used to carry out other server tasks.

  • International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)

    The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is an international code used to identify sound and audio-visual recordings on compact discs (CDs), music videos, and other media, primarily to ensu...

  • data availability

    Data availability is a term used by some computer storage manufacturers and storage service providers (SSPs) to describe products and services that ensure that data continues to be available at a r...

  • Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP or FC/IP)

    Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP or FC/IP, also known as Fibre Channel tunneling or storage tunneling) is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking technology developed by the Internet Engineer...