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storage device

n. Computers
A hardware device, such as a hard disk or flash drive, used to record and store data.
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storage device

n
(Computer Science) a piece of computer equipment, such as a magnetic tape, disk, etc, in or on which data and instructions can be stored, usually in binary form
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Noun1.storage device - a device that preserves information for retrievalstorage device - a device that preserves information for retrieval
acoustic storage - a storage device consisting of acoustic delay lines
auxiliary storage, external storage, secondary storage - a data storage device that is not the main memory of a computer
buffer storage, buffer store, buffer - (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
magnetic disc, magnetic disk, disc, disk - (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored
mag tape, magnetic tape, tape - memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; "he took along a dozen tapes to record the interview"
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
optical disc, optical disk - a disk coated with plastic that can store digital data as tiny pits etched in the surface; is read with a laser that scans the surface
push-down storage, push-down store, stack - a storage device that handles data so that the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently stored (LIFO)
recording - a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
register - (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind
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In traditional storage scenarios, different storage devices had to be deployed for different access topologies: one for corporate applications that require access to block data, and another for file access using CIFS/NFS network file-sharing protocols.
Disk-bound applications will benefit from the faster storage devices. For example, using a storage device purchased today versus a storage device purchased three years ago, streaming video applications deliver the content much faster, allowing for more content to be transferred; an application that generates revenue based on the number of transactions processed (i.e., credit card adjudication systems) will process far more requests per minute with controllers and disks able to deliver more I/Os per second.
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