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  • yottabyte (YB)

    A yottabyte is a measure of theoretical storage capacity and is 2 to the 80th power bytes, or, in decimal, approximately 1,000 zettabytes, a trillion terabytes or a million trillion megabytes. Continue Reading

  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and disaster recovery. Continue Reading

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a character such as a letter, number or typographic symbol. Continue Reading

  • Secure Digital card (SD card)

    SD cards use flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage. They are more rugged than traditional storage media and are used in more portable storage media. Continue Reading

  • data storage

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

  • mirror site

    A mirrored site is a website or set of files on a server that has been copied to another server so that the site or files are available from more than one place.Continue Reading

  • flash memory card

    Flash storage memory cards use nonvolatile semiconductor memory to store pictures, audio and video data on portable and remote devices.Continue Reading

  • partition

    Partitioning a hard disk drive is the first step in preparing it for data storage. A disk partition is a carved out logical space used to manage operating systems and files.Continue Reading

  • RDRAM (Rambus DRAM)

    Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory, or RDRAM (Rambus DRAM), is a type of computer device active memory developed and licensed by Rambus Inc.Continue Reading

  • Serial ATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment or SATA)

    The SATA storage protocol transmits data in serial fashion between hard drives and computer systems. The nonprofit SATA-IO industry consortium authors the design specification.Continue Reading

  • 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.Continue Reading

  • petabyte (PB)

    A petabyte is a unit of data storage space consisting of 1,024 terabytes, or approximately 1 million gigabytes. The prefix 'peta' refers to the fifth power of 1,000.Continue Reading

  • storage volume

    A definition of volume must include a comparison of the unit of data storage to a partition, as well as insight into logical volume management, a form of storage virtualization.Continue Reading

  • archive

    In enterprise data storage, an archive is a collection of infrequently accessed data that needs to be stored for long periods of time to meet backup and compliance requirements.Continue Reading

  • storage array (disk array)

    A storage array, also called a disk array, is a data storage system that is used for block-based, file-based or object storage. The term is used to describe dedicated storage hardware that contains spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) and/or solid-state...Continue Reading

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