Hard drive terms

Number

1-inch hard drive

A

A-cable
AAM
Access arm
Access light
Active partition
Actuator
ADSM
AHCI
Allocation unit
Anti vibration mount
Array
AT attachment packet interface
ATAPI

B

BIT
Bad sector
Basic disk
Block
Boot partition
Boot sector
BPB
Bus mastering
Byte

C

C:
Cable select
Capacity
Channel
CHS
Click of death
Cluster
Contiguous
Cross-linked files
Current drive
Cylinder

D

Daisy chain
DASD
DASP
Data buffer
DBAN
DDO
Deceleration time
Defrag
Defragmentation
Direct access
Disk
Disk access time
Disk Drive Overlay
Disk capacity
Disk controller
Disk crash
Disk density
Disk drive
Disk driver
Disk duplexing
Disk interface
Disk management
Disk optimizer
Disk partition
Disk partition table
Disk platter
Disk thrashing
DOS partition
Drive
DriveTrust
DS

E

EB
ECHS
EIDE
Enclosure
Exabyte
Extended partition
External drive
External storage

F

FAT
FAT12
FAT16
FAT32
FDISK
FFS
File size
File systems table
Fixed disk
Fixed storage
Floating defects
FM
FNR
Format
Fsck
Fstab

G

GB
Gigabyte
GParted

H

Half-height drive
Hard disk
Hard disk controller
Hard drive
Head
Head crash
Head positioning
Head seek
Head switching
Hidden partition
High-level format
Housekeeping
Hybrid hard drive

I

IDC
IDE
Index mark
Index track
Interblock gap
Interleave
Interrecord gap
IRG
iSCSI

J

Jump drive

K

Keyed
Kilobit
Kilobyte

L

LBA
Logical drive
Logical partition
Lost cluster
Low-level format
Lzone

M

Magnetic media
Mass storage
Master
Master Boot Record
MB
MBR
Media
Megabit
Megabyte
MFM encoding
Microdrive
Mini-SATA

N

NON-DOS partition
Non-volatile
NTFS

O
Currently no listings
P

Park
Partition
Permanent storage
PIO
PK
Platter
Preformatted
Primary
Primary channel
Primary partition

Q
Currently no listings
R

RAID
RAM disk
RAMAC
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
Removable hard drive
Ribbon cable
Rigid disk
RLL encoding
RPM

S

SATA
SATADIMM
SCSI
ScanDisk
Scratch space
Secondary channel
Secondary storage device
Sector
Seek time
Selector channel
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology
Servo motor
Settling time
Slack space
Slave
Soft-sectored disk
Source data disk
Spindle
Step motor
Storage
Storage devices
Store
Super block
System partition

T

TB
Terabyte
Thin Film Media
Thrashing
TPI
Track
Track pitch

U

UDMA
Unpark

V

VBR
VHD
Voice coil
Volume label
Volume name

W

Winchester disk
Wpcomp
Write Precomp

X
Currently no listings
Y
Currently no listings
Z

ZBR
Zoned recording

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