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data transfer

[′dad·ə ′tranz·fər]
(computer science)
The technique used by the hardware manufacturer to transmit data from computer to storage device or from storage device to computer; usually under specialized program control.

data transfer

(1) Copying data from a storage device to memory.

(2) Copying data from one computer to another. When a network is used, data are technically "transmitted" over the network, rather than transferred; however, the terms transfer and transmit are used synonymously.
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Effective solutions should authenticate all sending and receiving nodes prior to data transfer, encrypt data during transmission, use a single firewall port, and minimize firewall rules.
The interface standard allows for a data transfer rate of up to 400 MB/s half-duplex and up to 800 MB/s full-duplex, per port.
Bluetooth is fine for things like making wireless connections between from cell phones to car audio system, but its 700-kilobit/second data transfer rate is woefully inadequate compared to UWB's megabits/second of bandwidth.
By providing a one stage data transfer, PDM enables mainframe data to be extracted and then directly loaded into the receiving database.
8 Volt operation with a data transfer rate of up to 533 Megabits per second (Mbps).
The Laser, Media Contamination And Data transfer Rate
For example, the data transfer rate for DLT drives is 5MB per second while that of the IBM 3590 Magstar is 9MB per second, a data-transfer rate that no optical media and drives and no low-cost magnetic storage media and drives can match.
LTO-3 drives offer double the capacity (up to 800GB (a) per cartridge) and more than twice the data transfer rate (up to 160MB (a) / second throughput) of LTO-2 tape drives, and they provide backward capability with prior-generation Ultrium media.
This means that any entity that initiates a data transfer has to be able to do it in a way that works with the access method imposed by the S/390 system.