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  • memory card (flash memory card or storage card)

    A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices. 

  • disk duplexing

    Disk duplexing is a variation of disk mirroring in which each of multiple storage disks has its own SCSI controller. 

  • race condition

    A race condition occurs when a device or system makes an attempt to perform two or more operations at the same time, but not in the proper sequence. 

  • secondary storage

    secondary storage 

  • JBOD (just a bunch of disks or just a bunch of drives)

    JBOD (for "just a bunch of disks," or sometimes "just a bunch of drives") is a term used to refer to a computer's hard disks that haven't been configured according to the RAID (for "redundant array of independent disks") system. 

  • disk striping

    In computers that use multiple hard disk systems, disk striping is the process of dividing a body of data into blocks and spreading the data blocks across several partitions on several hard disks. 

  • diskette (floppy disk)

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

  • IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)

    IDE also stands for integrated development environment. 

  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)

    SCSI (pronounced SKUH-zee and sometimes colloquially known as "scuzzy"), the Small Computer System Interface, is a set of ANSIstandard electronic interfaces that allow personal computers to communicate with peripheral hardware such as disk drives, ta... 

  • magneto-optical drive (MO)

    The magneto-optical (MO) drive is a popular way to back up files on a personal computer.