• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    recordable DVD (writable DVD)

    Recordable DVD (sometimes called writable DVD) is a DVD technology that allows a PC user to write data one or more times to a DVD with the PC's DVD drive.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    direct access

    In computer storage, direct access is the ability to obtain data from a storage device by going directly to where it is physically located on the device rather than by having to sequentially look for the data at one physical location after another.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    8-track tape

    An 8-track tape is a hard plastic cartridge about the size of an external modem that houses a continuous loop of non-digital (analog) audio data stored on magnetic tape.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    IP storage

    IP storage is a general term for several approaches to using the Internet Protocol (IP) in a storage area network (SAN) usually over Gigabit Ethernet.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    buffer flush

    A buffer flush is the transfer of computer data from a temporary storage area to the computer's permanent memory.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Common Information Model (CIM)

    The Common Information Model (CIM) is a computer industry standard for defining device and application characteristics so that system administrators and management programs will be able to control devices and applications from different ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    two-spindle system (twin-spindle system)

    A two-spindle system, also called a twin-spindle system, is a computer design with two internal storage drives.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol)

    iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) is an emerging standard for extending Fibre Channel storage networks across the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    compression artifact

    A compression artifact is the fuzz or distortion in a compressed image or sequence of video images.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    RIMM

    In a computer, a RIMM is a memory module developed by Kingston Technology Corp.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    pixie dust or antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media

    Pixie dust is the informal name that IBM is using for its antiferromagnetically-coupled (AFC) media technology, which can increase the data capacity of hard drives to up to four times the density possible with current drives.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    International Standard Recording Code (ISRC)

    The International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) is an international code used to identify sound and audio-visual recordings on compact discs (CDs), music videos, and other media, primarily to ensure royalty payments.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    data availability

    Data availability is a term used by some computer storage manufacturers and storage service providers (SSPs) to describe products and services that ensure that data continues to be available at a required level of performance in situations ranging ...  Continue Reading

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