direct-access storage

direct-access storage

[də¦rekt ¦ak·ses ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
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The concept of switching disk subsystems between servers, all running the same operating system, had become a common and widespread practice on mainframe computers by 1970, and was called "shared DASD" (direct-access storage device).
See how easily your disaster-recovery vendor can get you more equipment, including things like DASD (direct-access storage devices), tape drives, and printers.
Low-end models have internal main memory of up to 16MB and up to 945MB of direct-access storage. "Plug-in-and-go" features allow a system to be installed and running in under two hours.

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