block device

block device

A peripheral device that transfers a group of bytes (block, sector, etc.) of data at a time such as a disk. Contrast with character device.
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RAIDIX ERA technology provides local block device to user and works with local or remote NVMe drives, from any transport.
The advantage of an inertia block device for the single trigger action is that it can combine two functions: The switch from one sear to another and the disconnect of the trigger from both sears during the time of counter-recoil when the third pull happens.
Goldenhar noted that customers often ask 'why did you create a block device'--or more accurately 'do you do file and object as well?' and the answer is 'no, we do block!'
A hybrid approach--indexes in DRAM and data in DRAM or Flash memory--combined with a proprietary log structured file system for highly parallelized raw block device access to Solid State Disks (SSDs) ensures that 99.9% of reads and writes complete within one millisecond.
Companies with legacy dependences on expensive proprietary software and hardware are looking at how proven low-cost open source solutions such as MySQL and DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) can help lower their costs without sacrificing availability, performance or scalability.
The RFID block device is a UHF RFID reader/ writer designed to interface with a PC or laptop via USB connection.
I use a magazine block device, which requires you to single load the rifle for each round, but it doesn't really slow the firing process down that much, and the LTR, weighing in at 7.5 pounds and fitted with a l:9"-twist, 20"-fluted barrel, was handy for the across the field shots.
The book only makes a quick mention about DRBD, which is a replicated block device commonly used in Linux-based HA clusters.
Features include 216 pin-driving capability for four or eight site gang programming using one or two modules, true Universal Gang architecture supporting any programmable memory and microcontroller device, high density devices up to 256 Mbyte, multi-cycle addressing and serial format, smart media support, random bad block device programming and diagnostic capability on board for rapid device error analysis.
The GPS unit includes the required PPS security module, an Auxiliary Output Chip (AOC), a combined PPS/AOC device, the Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (Saasm) and a Saasm code block device. To protect the unit's security functions, IEC has incorporated hardware and software security devices that prevent unauthorised access or tampering.
The storage in this case is not simply a block device, it is a special-purpose computer with an embedded file system.