September 2005 | Archive by Month | SearchStorage.com | Page 7

September 2005

  • 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.

  • nonvolatile storage (NVS)

    Also see our Fast Guide to RAM. Nonvolatile (sometimes written as "non-volatile") storage (NVS) - also known as nonvolatile memory or nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) - is a form of static ...

  • switching fabric

    Switching fabric is the combination of hardware and software that moves data coming in to a network node out by the correct port (door) to the next node in the network.

  • mirror

    A mirror is a Web site or set of files on a computer server that has been copied to another computer server so that the site or files are available from more than one place.

  • DVD (digital video disk)

    DVD is an optical disc technology with a 4.7 gigabyte storage capacity on a single-sided, one-layered disk, which is enough for a 133-minute movie.

  • diskette (floppy disk)

    A diskette is a random access, removable data storage medium that can be used with personal computers.

  • FPM DRAM (Fast Page Mode DRAM)

    Prior to newer forms of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), FPM DRAM (Fast Page Mode DRAM) was the most common kind of DRAM in personal computers.

  • EDO RAM (extended data output RAM)

    EDO (extended data output) RAM is a type of random access memory (RAM) chip that improves the time to read from memory on faster microprocessors such as the Intel Pentium.

  • nonvolatile memory

    Also see our Fast Guide to RAM. Nonvolatile memory is a general term for all forms of solid state (no moving parts) memory that do not need to have their memory contents periodically refreshed.

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage method in which data is written and read with a laser for archival or backup purposes.

  • access time

    Access time is the time from the start of one storage device access to the time when the next access can be started.

  • depository

    A depository is a file or set of files in which data is stored for the purpose of safekeeping or identity authentication.

  • WORM (write once, read many)

    In computer storage media, WORM (write once, read many) is a data storage technology that allows information to be written to a disc a single time and prevents the drive from erasing the data.

  • storage at the edge

    Storage at the edge is an expression that refers to data storage and backup routines used in portable and mobile computing.

  • storage filer

    A storage filer is a file server designed and programmed for high-volume data storage, backup, and archiving.

  • BEDO DRAM (Burst Extended Data Output DRAM)

    BEDO DRAM (Burst Extended Data Output DRAM) is a type of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that can send data back to the computer from one read operation at the same time it is reading in the ad...

  • magneto-optical drive (MO)

    The magneto-optical (MO) drive is a popular way to back up files on a personal computer.

  • SAS drives product roundup

    Serial-attached SCSI (or SAS) drives offer significant storage capacity at a much lower cost, while maintaining reasonable performance. Find out who the vendors are in this market.

  • DR Checklist: 10 Reasons Why Your DR Plan May Fail

    The disaster recovery (DR) vision is a scenario in which all disasters are withstood; using a well-crafted plan, operations are transferred to a remote facility to get the organization back online ...