T - Definitions

  • T

    tape drive

    A tape drive is a device that stores computer data on magnetic tape, especially for backup and archiving purposes.

  • terabyte (TB)

    A terabyte (TB) is a measurement of computer storage capacity that is equal to 1,024 gigabytes (GB). The value is sometimes rounded to 1,000 GB.

  • thick provisioning

    Thick provisioning pre-allocates storage capacity on a disk rather than on an as-needed basis.

  • thin provisioning (TP)

    Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks... (Continued)

  • thin server

    In the computer industry, a thin server is a PC that contains just enough hardware and software to support a particular function that users can share in a network, such as access to files on a storage device, access to CD-ROM drives, printing, or Internet access.

  • thin-film disk

    A thin-film disk is a hard disk storage medium with a very thin coating of a metallic alloy or glass instead of the usual carbon-based material found on other types of hard disks.

  • Tier 1 storage

    Tier 1 storage is a reference to the higher performing systems in a tiered storage environment.

  • tiered storage

    Tiered data storage moves data to various types of storage media -- based on performance requirements, protection level and frequency of use -- to reduce storage costs.

  • Travan

    Travan is a linear magnetic tape product developed by the 3M Company... (Continued)

  • two-spindle system (twin-spindle system)

    A two-spindle system, also called a twin-spindle system, is a computer design with two internal storage drives.

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