Direct-Access Storage Device
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direct-access storage device[də¦rekt ¦ak‚ses ′stȯr·ij di‚vīs]
Any peripheral storage device, such as a disk or drum, that can be directly addressed by a computer. Abbreviated DASD.
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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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