peripheral device

(redirected from Physical device)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.

peripheral device

[pə′rif·ərel di‚vīs]
(computer science)
Any device connected internally or externally to a computer and used to enter or display data, such as the keyboard, mouse, monitor, scanner, and printer.

peripheral device

References in periodicals archive ?
Since drive image backups are copies of the actual physical disk partition and work directly with the physical device, it is not possible to selectively restore specific files or folders.
Attribute-based management ties to the application rather than the actual physical device.
those architectures and products designed to emulate a physical device where the characteristics of the emulated device are mapped over another physical device.
Consolidation also reduces facilities and device maintenance expenses through the reduction of the storage footprint and optimization of physical device usage.
A key advantage to deploying VTSDs is the ability to leverage most of the physical characteristics of the underlying physical device (which, for disk, includes higher reliability, improved throughput performance, and faster access to data).
PFS, then, presents itself to Windows 95/98/NT/2000 as a logical device with standard drive-letter access, even though PFS is not a physical device.
these physical devices must be sized by the contractor of the contract to cover the anticipated needs, under the conditions of this document, in a totally transparent manner for the cabildo de tenerife, which in no case will be the property of the same.

Full browser ?