disk controller

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Noun1.disk controller - (computer science) a circuit or chip that translates commands into a form that can control a hard disk drive
controller, control - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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One of the enabling technologies significant to the disk drive industry was the integrated disk controller, which brought disk drives to desktop systems in the early '80s.
It allows us to maximize the efficiency of our low-bandwidth hard disk controller while distributing multiple streams of high-quality analog and digital video content throughout a home network.
All this is possible because the RAID hard disk controller reconstructs the missing information from the information that resides on the remaining redundant healthy disks.
By reducing the number of disks that are concurrently active, the disk controller costs can be significantl y lowered by significantly reducing the number of I/O path connections, cache requirements, and overall controller complexity.
SST (NASDAQ:SSTI) recently announced a new stand-alone, high-performance ATA Flash Disk Controller that boasts a sustained write speed of up to 4 MBytes/sec.