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Array

On a computer, a collection of data under a given name. Data points within an array are stored within a subset, usually with a name like x(1), x(2), etc.
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With feet firmly planted, their sleeves rolled back to give free play to their muscles, their long yellow bow-staves in their left hands, and their quivers slung to the front, they had waited in the four-deep harrow formation which gave strength to their array, and yet permitted every man to draw his arrow freely without harm to those in front.
Then the front ranks began to surge slowly forward, to trot, to canter, to gallop, and in an instant the whole vast array was hurtling onward, line after line, the air full of the thunder of their cries, the ground shaking with the beat of their hoots, the valley choked with the rushing torrent of steel, topped by the waving plumes, the slanting spears and the fluttering banderoles.
Reconnoitering them with the aid of glasses, they perceived that they were all in warlike array, painted and decorated for battle.
The sight of these presents mollified the chieftain, who had, doubtless, been previously rendered considerate by the resolute conduct of the white men, the judicious disposition of their little armament, the completeness of their equipments, and the compact array of battle which they presented.
Here, apparently, was the Palaeontological Section, and a very splendid array of fossils it must have been, though the inevitable process of decay that had been staved off for a time, and had, through the extinction of bacteria and fungi, lost ninety-nine hundredths of its force, was nevertheless, with extreme sureness if with extreme slowness at work again upon all its treasures.
In another place was a vast array of idols--Polynesian, Mexican, Grecian, Phoenician, every country on earth I should think.
The son of Tydeus, Ulysses, and Agamemnon, wounded though they were, set the others in array, and went about everywhere effecting the exchanges of armour; the most valiant took the best armour, and gave the worse to the worse man.
However, increasing the number of hard disks in arrays effectively raises the failure rate of the first hard disk and before the system has recovered using a spare, the failure rate of the second hard disk will multiply.
On a sunny day, the two fixed-angle solar arrays and one single-axis sun-tracking array can produce up to five kilowatts of direct current power, which is equivalent to powering two or three average California homes.
The market for disk drive arrays is continuing the rapid growth pattern established throughout the 1990s, but some segments of the market are clearly more prosperous than others.
The book offers the same detailed coverage of all practical and theoretical aspects of phased arrays as the first edition, but it now includes:
And perhaps they're spinning simply because that's what RAID arrays do.