Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope
direct access storage device

Alternatively referred to as a DAS, Direct Access Storage, or Direct Access Storage Device, DASD is used to describe any disk storage that is directly connected to the computer. A good example would be an internal or external disk drive that connects through an interface such as USB or FireWire.

Unlike NAS, if the computer is turned off all storage devices connected to that computer becomes inaccessible.

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