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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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5" disk will typically support 90 MB/s sustained throughput.
In a related study, researchers examining dust around the star HIP 8920 reported that they had found the best evidence yet for a massive debris disk located close to a sunlike star.
Another program, CleanSweep, whose primary function is to remove extraneous instruction codes from a hard disk after an application is erased, also can be programmed to zip only infrequently used files or applications and restore them when you want to use them.
Hard Disk Drive Technology and Its Future: This panel discusses solutions and technological challenges associated with today's hard disk drive manufacturing.
Additionally, because data is being backed up to disk, not tape or virtual tape (see below), users must contend with the issue of file-system fragmentation, which can significantly affect read and write (i.
Further analysis by planetary scientists has shown that other effects could also cause a protoplanetary disk to become unstable and break into large fragments.
A cache program reads frequently used information from the hard disk and stores it in random access memory (RAM).
For optimized protection--but at a higher cost than either tape or ATA disk--use RAID disk packs, writing the data using redundancy (such as RAID 1+0 or RAID 5).
Over the next few years, as astronomers measured the age, composition, and distribution of these stars, they confirmed the existence of the so-called thick disk.
Reference databases are now distributed routinely on optical disk.
As far as cost is concerned, SAS specifications allow users the flexibility to create a large-scale disk array by using SAS or SATA hard disks at comparatively lower cost.
At the January meeting, two groups presented new infrared observations of Beta Pictoris' debris disk.
Additionally, NearStore VTL transparently integrates with Decru DataFort appliances for encryption of data on disk and tape for enterprise-wide data security.
How well does it integrate with a disk library or tape library for longer-term retention?
In turn, the disk begets small bodies called planetesimals, which can later cluster together through gravitational attraction and eventually grow into comets, asteroids, or planets.