magnetic disk

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Synonyms for magnetic disk

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

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Electronic data vaulting is an area generating a surprising amount of interest among SMB organizations," according to Phil Goodwin, president of Diogenes Analytical Laborato-ries, one of a number of market observers who believe SneakerNets are on the decline.
They were, of course, stand-alone units, and were not networked together, except via 5 1/4-inch floppies and sneakernet.
Additionally, significant soft benefits in recovering lost staff time and eliminating courier services and the sneakernet have allowed us to improve quality and performance.
Previously, Monterey County Office of Education was an example of SneakerNet, wasting valuable time and gas, by driving around the county to support individual machines.
Data interchange is the whole reason for its longevity--we call it sneakernet.
For now, we have settled on using sneakernet and elaborate spreadsheets.
We have so much confidence in Catbird that we do all data transfer over the network, even where we used to use sneakernet.
Fiber (single-mode and multimode), Ethernet, UHF, cheapernet, sneakernet, twisted pair (shielded and unshielded), coaxial, wireless, and thin ethernet are just some of the terms likely to be heard.