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  • VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnect)

    Very High Density Cable Interconnect (VHDCI) is a compact 68-contact multipurpose connection type. VHDCI is optimized for applications that require high-performance but have space limitations. The technology is most commonly used in SCSI-3 hard drive... 

  • hot spare

    A hot spare, also called a hot standby, is a backup component that can be placed into service immediately when a primary component fails.  

  • active/active array

    Active/active (also called dual active) is a storage array configuration in which two (or more) storage controllers work together to process inputs/outputs (I/Os). 

  • multi-level cell (MLC) flash

    Multi-level cell (MLC) flash writes two data segments to the same cell, effectively doubling the capacity of flash storage media. 

  • terabyte (TB)

    A terabyte (TB) is a measure of computer storage capacity that is 2 to the 40th power or approximately a trillion bytes (that is, a thousand gigabytes). 

  • array-based memory

    Array-based memory is an evolving solid-state storage technology similar to flash memory but with potentially greater storage capacity. The increased capacity results from the fact that array-based memory is three-dimensional (3D) while most traditio... 

  • Kilo, mega, giga, tera, peta, and all that

    Prefix multipliers are used in data storage, data communications, electronics, and physics to denote extremely small and large quantities. Read definitions for terms including kilo, mega, giga, tera and peta. 

  • array

    In general, an array is a number of items arranged in some specified way - for example, in a list or in a three-dimensional table. 

  • gigabyte (GB)

    A gigabyte (GB) is a measure of computer data storage capacity and is "roughly" a billion bytes. 

  • storage medium

    In computers, a storage medium is any technology (including devices and materials) used to place, keep, and retrieve data.