Direct-Access Storage Device

direct-access storage device

[də¦rekt ¦ak‚ses ′stȯr·ij di‚vīs]
(computer science)
Any peripheral storage device, such as a disk or drum, that can be directly addressed by a computer. Abbreviated DASD.

Direct-Access Storage Device

(hardware)
(DASD) IBM mainframe terminology for a disk drive, in contrast with a tape drive which is a sequential access device.
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The Wachovia system enables customers to capture images of commercial Account Reconcilement Program checks, store them on a high- speed, direct-access storage device for an accounting cycle, then render them on CD-ROM or microfiche at the end of the cycle.
High Speed Data Transmission allows customers to transmit production data electronically to a direct-access storage device, located in an off-site or on-site storage center.
Contract notice: Providing of direct-access storage devices (DASD)