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Synonyms for disk

a closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this

Synonyms for disk

something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

(computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored

draw a harrow over (land)

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Kalas suspects that the newly discovered disk has already formed its planetesimals.
The nightly backup window problem is solved due to higher transfer rates between host disk and backup target disk, and improved reliability and fault-tolerance of RAID disk.
Recovery speed, in particular, can be notably faster: Data can be accessed directly from disk (assuming the data still resides on disk and has not been archived to tape); it does not have to be "re-assembled" as it would in tape implementations that rely on multiplexing to boost backup performance.
This large core then had enough gravity to attract a massive amount of gas from the protoplanetary disk to create a planet of Jovian proportions.
In some cases, utilities can recover a file even after an accidental hard disk format, which is a programming step that first clears the hard disk's magnetic surface and then prepares it to receive new data.
These mobile media include tape; CD, DVD, and disk; and RAID disk packs, where each meets a different need.
When the collision heated and puffed up our galaxy's flat disk, it created a distended, tenuous fog of gas and stars--the so-called thick disk--that persists to the present day.
In addition to keyboard input, information from video scanners, optical character recognition equipment and other devices also can be recorded on disk.
The rise of RAID 6 is closely connected with the extensive popularization of disk array technologies since 2000.
In 1984, researchers obtained their first image of a debris disk.
How well does it integrate with a disk library or tape library for longer-term retention?
To contain enough rock to build the core of a Jupiter-mass planet, the disk would have to be 10 times heavier than the star it orbits-an unlikely proposition.
Usually maximum I/O rates are seen with sequential data streams, which are either Read or Write operations, and have data block sizes of a single disk sector, or 512 Bytes.