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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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With automatic CD-ROM mounting and unmounting, a large hard disk cache, and 100-Mbps network speeds, the hardware server automatically controls all functions so there is no software to install and no Windows or Novell license fees, according to the company.
According to the company, the system employs a 1-GB hard disk cache, often accesses CD data at 20 times the baseline CD-ROM speed, and serves both UNIX and PC workstations, making the TenXpert a near-universal network appliance.
2MB per second transfer rate, combined with TenXpert's 2 GB fast hard disk cache with dynamic, file-by-file caching, a new standard in cost/performance has been achieved," said Daren Appelt, TenXpert Server team manager.