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disk drive

a mechanical device in a COMPUTER which records and retrieves data from a rotating magnetic or vinyl disk.
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Laura later was Gloria's successor as DASD for CTR.
With the transition to the Obama administration, OSD also created a new position--the DASD for Plans--highlighting the increased importance these policymakers ascribed to planning.
Through our alliance with Luminex, our customers no longer need to look beyond StorageTek to meet their growing needs for tier two mainframe DASD storage as part of their information lifecycle management solution," said Cameron van Orman, StorageTek director of Corporate Alliances at StorageTek.
The hardware variables in order of significance (in terms of t-statistics) for the data set are DASD (p = .
Thus, the revised deflator for computers and peripheral equipment is constructed by combining indexes for processors, PC's, DASD, printers, and displays.
6) In hierarchical terms, a DASD is roughly equivalent to a major general, while geographic combatant command commanders are among the most powerful four-star general/flag officers in the system.
The new 2GB virtual volume size also allows BrightStor CA-Vtape to support up to 13TB of DASD cache buffer, up from a previous maximum of 5TB.
By supplementing the primary storage with relatively inexpensive open systems disks, the need for costly primary mainframe DASD storage [e.
With the continuous reduction in the cost of DASD, IT administrators are storing more and more data on-line in order to speed access time and take advantage of new low-cost technologies such as ATA disk-based RAID.