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  • bus

    In a computer or on a network, a bus is a transmission path on which signals are dropped off or picked up at every device attached to the line. 

  • 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. 

  • IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)

    IDE also stands for integrated development environment. 

  • compression

    Compression is the reduction in size of data in order to save space or transmission time. Learn how files are compressed and find examples of Web compression in this definition. 

  • optical storage

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

  • depository

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

  • 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 snapshot

    A storage snapshot is a set of reference markers, or pointers, to data stored on a disk drive, on a tape, or in a storage area network (SAN). 

  • capacity optimization (CO)

    Capacity optimization (CO) is a technique for getting more data on a storage medium by analyzing the data for unique repetitive patterns that can be stored as and reassembled from shorter symbols. 

  • SmartMedia card

    A SmartMedia card (originally called a solid-state floppy disk card, or SSFDC) is a memory card developed by Toshiba that uses flash memory to store data and to make it portable among devices, such as digital cameras, personal digital assistants (PDA...