• April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Sound Designer II (SD2)

    SDII (Sound Designer II, sometimes seen abbreviated as SD2) is a monophonic/stereophonic audio file format, originally developed by Digidesign for their Macintosh-based recording/editing products.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    shadow RAM

    Shadow RAM is a copy of Basic Input/Output Operating System (BIOS) routines from read-only memory (ROM) into a special area of random access memory (RAM) so that they can be accessed more quickly.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Jaz drive

    A Jaz drive is a small, portable hard disk drive used primarily for backing up and archiving personal computer files.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    hard disk

    A hard disk is part of a unit, often called a "disk drive," "hard drive," or "hard disk drive," that stores and provides relatively quick access to large amounts of data on an electromagnetically charged surface or set of surfaces.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    exabyte (EB)

    An exabyte (EB) is a large unit of computer data storage, two to the sixtieth power bytes.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    single-electron memory (SEM)

    Single-electron memory (SEM) refers to experimental hardware technologies in which the position or presence of a single charge carrier, usually an electron, makes the difference between the logical low (0) and high (1) states in a digital system.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    helical scan

    Helical scan is a way of recording information onto magnetic tape.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    giant magnetoresistive effect

    GMR is the newest generation of hard disk drive storage.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    protected mode

    Protected mode is a mode of program operation in a computer with an Intel-based microprocessor in which the program is restricted to addressing a specific contiguous area of 640 kilobytes.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management)

    HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) is policy-based management of file backup and archiving in a way that uses storage devices economically and without the user needing to be aware of when files are being retrieved from backup storage media.  Continue Reading