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Random Access

In computer systems, the ability to access any point of a sequence in an equal amount of time. Random access contrasts with sequential access, in which different points in a sequence take varying amounts of time to access. Random access is also called direct access.
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It provides extremely fast, random-access storage for frequently accessed application data such as message queues, transaction logs, and database indexes, enabling customers to multiply the throughput of mission-critical application servers.
Apex) defines the cuffing edge of magneto-optical storage for a wide range of applications whose users need large amounts of online, random-access storage," states the editors of PC Magazine.
Recognized as the world's highest-density, flexible, random-access storage solutions, the TeraCart is capable of acting as four separate libraries, optimizing an organization's unique storage requirements by allowing users to combine DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW within a single cabinet.