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disk cache

[′disk ‚kash]
(computer science)
A portion of random-access memory that contains the data most recently read from or written to the disk, allowing rapid access by the central-processing unit.

disk cache

A section of main memory or memory in the disk controller that bridges the disk and CPU. For more details, see cache.
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5-millisecond average seeks, a 256KB integrated cache buffer, and an internal transfer rate up to 206 Mbits/sec.
5Mbps, and a 2MB cache buffer, the Panasonic LF-D101 provides both the performance and the capacity users need to back up and restore large files or complete operating systems.
Windows NT administrators can also now see the percentages of CPU utilization and available memory, cache buffer and disk space in addition to detailed printer data, providing more control and ensuring application availability.
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The new RCD 5020 is a 2X recorder/player with a 1 MB cache buffer.
The 2300 includes high efficiency data compression and data compaction, allowing support of variable block sizes without capacity loss, and a cache buffer optimizes operation based on host data rate capabilities.
The RCD-1000 has a 1 Megabyte cache buffer and a "Predict" feature that will allow users to simulate a recording process and test the required throughput of the system creations before actually writing to a compact disc.
Additionally, the RAID controller can add performance enhancements to the system through the use of CTQ handling and specialized segmented cache buffers for video-streaming applications.
The device also can be used in cache buffers, configuration storage memories and other applications that require the speed, endurance and non-volatility of MRAM.
The device also could be used in cache buffers, configuration storage memories and other applications that require the speed, endurance and non-volatility of MRAM.
Subsequent generations at the same capacity points have introduced such refinements as faster rotation speed, larger cache buffers, and faster electro-mechanical devices.