• direct-attached storage (DAS)

    Direct-attached storage (DAS) is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones.

  • delta differencing

    Delta differencing is an incremental approach to backup that only backs up blocks that have changed after the first full backup. The differences are recorded in files called deltas.

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is a dedicated hard disk storage device that provides file-based data storage services to other devices on the network.

  • auxiliary storage

    Auxiliary storage is all addressable data storage that is not currently in a computer's main storage or memory.

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  • optical storage

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

  • access time

    Access time is the time from the start of one storage device access to the time when the next access can be started. 

  • depository

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

  • WORM (write once, read many)

    In computer storage media, WORM (write once, read many) is a data storage technology that allows information to be written to a disc a single time and prevents the drive from erasing the data. 

  • 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 filer

    A storage filer is a file server designed and programmed for high-volume data storage, backup, and archiving. 

  • BEDO DRAM (Burst Extended Data Output DRAM)

    BEDO DRAM (Burst Extended Data Output DRAM) is a type of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) that can send data back to the computer from one read operation at the same time it is reading in the address of the next data to be sent. 

  • magneto-optical drive (MO)

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

  • Storage Clips: FileNet acquires Yaletown for compliance

    Document management software maker FileNet announced it has acquired compliance software maker Yaletown. 

  • Clustering for high availability

    This advice details the hardware and software requirements for setting up two data servers in fail-safe cluster mode for high availability.