• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    access method

    In computing, an access method is a program or a hardware mechanism that moves data between the computer and an outlying device such as a hard disk (or other form of storage) or a display terminal.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Purple Book

    The Purple Book is the informal name for Philips and Sony's specification document for the double-density compact disk (DDCD) format.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    storage service provider (SSP)

    Also see two related terms, application service provider and management service provider.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    multisession CD

    A multisession CD is a recordable CD format (like a CD-R) that allows the recording of a compact disk to be conducted in more than one recording session.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    CD-Bridge Disc

    A CD-Bridge Disc (sometimes just called a bridge disc) is a compact disc (CD) format that includes extra information on a CD-ROM XA (extended architecture) track, so that the disc can be played on either a CD-i (interactive) player attached to a ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    DVD-Audio (DVD-A)

    DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format, developed by Panasonic, that is specifically designed to hold audio data, and particularly, high-quality music.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Blue Book

    The Blue Book is the informal name for the standard specification document for stamped multisession (also known as the enhanced CD or E-CD) disk format, developed in 1995 from a supplement to Philips and Sony's 1988 Orange Book.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    enhanced CD (E-CD)

    Enhanced CD (E-CD) is a compact disc (CD) format that enables discs to be played on either a CD player or a multimedia-capable device, such as a CD-i player, or a DVD-ROM, or CD-ROM drive, where added material can be displayed.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    JBOD (just a bunch of disks or just a bunch of drives)

    JBOD ("just a bunch of disks") refers to a computer's hard disks that haven't been configured according to the RAID system.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    DVD Forum

    The DVD Forum is an international organization made up of companies using or manufacturing digital versatile disc (DVD)-related products.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Virtual Storage Portal (VSP)

    Another meaning for VSP is vertical solutions provider.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    CD-ROM XA (Compact Disc - read-only-memory, extended architecture)

    CD-ROM XA (Compact Disc - read-only-memory, extended architecture) is a modification of CD-ROM that defines two new types of sectors that enable it to read and display data, graphics, video, and audio at the same time.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Orange Book

    Orange Book is the informal name for Philips and Sony's Recordable CD Standard.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Universal Disk Format (UDF)

    Universal Disk Format (UDF) is a CD-ROM and DVD file system standard developed as a means of ensuring consistency among data written to various optical media, by facilitating both data interchange and the implementation of the ISO/IEC 13346 standard.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Yellow Book

    The Yellow Book is the informal name for Philips and Sony's ECMA-130 standard specification for compact disc, read-only-memory (CD-ROM).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Red Book

    The Red Book is the 1980 document that provides the specifications for the standard compact disc (CD) developed by Sony and Philips.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    CD-i (Compact Disc - interactive)

    CD-i (Compact Disc - interactive) is the multimedia CD format specified in 1986 (in the Green Book).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    packet writing

    Packet writing is a technology that enables the writing of data to a recordable compact disk (CD-R) incrementally, in multiple small blocks of data, rather than in a single block (as in disk-at-once recording), or in blocks defined by tracks (as in ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    optical media

    Optical media - such as the compact disk (CD) - are storage media that hold content in digital form and that are written and read by a laser; these media include all the various CD and DVD variations, as well as optical jukeboxes and autochangers.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    RAS (row address strobe)

    In computer memory technology, RAS (row address strobe) is a signal sent to a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that tells it that an associated address is a row address.  Continue Reading

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