Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Secondary Storage

Disk Caching

In computer engineering, a cache is a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster. 

File Compression / File Decompression

In computer science and information theory, data compressionsource coding or bit-rate reduction is the process of encoding information using fewer bits than the original representation would use.

Internet Hard Drive

The sole purpose of an Internet hard drive is to offer a means of accessing your computer files (pictures, documents, music, videos, etc.) from any computer, as long as that computer has access to the Internet. Similar to depositing money into your bank account, and later withdrawing that same money from any ATM machine, an Internet hard drive will allow you to "deposit" your computer files into a remote hard drive, and then later access those very same files from any other computer.


Optical Disc Drive

In computing, an optical disc drive (ODD) is a disk drive that uses laser light or electromagnetic waves near the light spectrum as part of the process of reading or writing data to or from optical discs.


Solid-state storage

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data with the intention of providing access in the same manner of a traditional block i/o hard disk drive.


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