• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    diskette (floppy disk)

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

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    optical storage

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

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    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.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    depository

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

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