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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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8, 1998--Sony Electronics and Pluto Technologies International have joined forces collaborating on the market release of HyperSPACE HDCAM(R), a playout server to be utilized in broadcast applications for HDTV random-access station automation and as a high-definition disk recorder for post-production applications.
Steve Richardson, vice president of marketing at Overland Data, said that when TeraStor's removable disk products arrive this year, they will fill the market need for high-performance, high-capacity removable random access storage that is not currently addressed by optical disk or any other removable disk technology, and provide a cost-effective random-access counterpart to high-end tape technologies such as DLT, that will continue to dominate backup and archival storage applications because of the unmatched cost-per-megabyte economy.
According to Richardson, the rapid time to data enabled by the random-access TeraStor drives are designed to allow Overland Data to add value to its existing award-winning DLT LibraryXpress product line by creating a multilevel storage hierarchy in a single LibraryXpress chassis.
3V-only operation, high-speed random-access capability, and fast erase time, as well as eliminates over-erase problems.
The 8-Mbit Flash memory features high integration, low power consumption, and a fast random-access speed up to 80 ns.
Random-access speeds of 100 and 120 ns for the device are also available.
The latest 8-Mbit MobileFLASH product provides high-speed, random-access, 80-ns performance at a 3.
Mitsubishi developed and patented the DINOR (divided bit line NOR) architecture, which shares the high-speed random-access and single low-voltage supply qualities of the NOR architecture.
The Micropolis AV Server range is scalable from two to 64 independent random-access MPEG channels providing up to 252GB of total capacity for more than 120 hours of video at 3Mbits-per-second data rate.