• 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    defragmenter

    A defragmenter is a software utility that rearranges the fragments or discontiguous parts of each file stored on a computer hard disk so that the small, empty storage spaces adjacent to fragments can be used, effectively creating new storage space ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    phase change

    Phase change is a type of compact disk (CD) recording technology that enables the disks to be written, erased, and rewritten through the use of a layer of a special material (called the phase change layer) that can be changed repeatedly from an ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    FICON (Fiber Connectivity)

    FICON (for Fiber Connectivity) is a high-speed input/output (I/O) interface for mainframe computer connections to storage devices.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Super Audio CD (SACD)

    Super Audio Compact Disk (SACD) is a high-resolution audio CD format.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    CD-Magneto Optical (CD-MO)

    CD-Magneto Optical (CD-MO) is a compact disc format that uses magnetic fields for data storage.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    bus

    In a computer or on a network, a bus is a transmission path on which signals are dropped off or picked up at every device attached to the line.  Continue Reading

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