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September 2005

  • 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 ...

  • Red Book

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

  • CD-i (Compact Disc - interactive)

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

  • 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).

  • Orange Book

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

  • 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 au...

  • 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-onc...

  • 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 variatio...

  • storage

    In a computer, storage is the place where data is held in an electromagnetic or optical form for access by a computer processor.

  • 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.

  • RAM (random access memory)

    RAM (random access memory) is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer's proces...

  • 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 c...

  • Common Internet File System (CIFS)

    The Common Internet File System (CIFS) is a legacy file-sharing protocol that is used to access files located on remote systems.

  • 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 chang...

  • CD-Magneto Optical (CD-MO)

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

  • Super Audio CD (SACD)

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

  • FICON (Fiber Connectivity)

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

  • 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.

  • holographic storage (holostorage)

    Holographic storage is computer storage that uses laser beams to store computer-generated data in three dimensions.

  • ASPI (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface)

    ASPI (Advanced SCSI Programming Interface) specifies how an application program can communicate with a SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) device through a common SCSI device driver.