September 2005

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

    JBOD (for "just a bunch of disks," or sometimes "just a bunch of drives") is a term used to refer to a computer's hard disks that haven't been configured according to the RAID (for "redundant array...

  • DVD Forum

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

  • Linear Tape-Open (LTO)

    Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is an open-format tape storage technology developed by Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machines (IBM), and Certance.

  • Virtual Storage Portal (VSP)

    Another meaning for VSP is vertical solutions provider.

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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...

  • Orange Book

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

  • DRAM (dynamic random access memory)

    Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is the most common kind of random access memory (RAM) for personal computers and workstations.

  • disk striping

    In computers that use multiple hard disk systems, disk striping is the process of dividing a body of data into blocks and spreading the data blocks across several partitions on several hard disks.

  • 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.

  • 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)

    Common Internet File System (CIFS) is a protocol that lets programs make requests for files and services on remote computers on the Internet.

  • 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...

  • FICON (Fiber Connectivity)

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