disk cache

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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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For example, CAMs can be used where any high-speed data searching is needed, including voice and image recognition as well as data compression and encryption in hard disk drive cache systems.
The software solutions also provides intelligent queue management, in addition to providing the capability to migrate heavily used CD-ROMs data directly to hard drive cache for transparent system access.
Network administrators simply insert a CD into the server, and the controller automatically copies the information from the CDs onto the hard drive cache to provide access to CD-based data at the speed of a hard drive.
Applications such as networking switches, disk drive cache and laser printers are typical examples of where embedded DRAM can provide a significant benefit.