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disk cache

[′disk ‚kash]
(computer science)
A portion of random-access memory that contains the data most recently read from or written to the disk, allowing rapid access by the central-processing unit.

disk cache

A section of main memory or memory in the disk controller that bridges the disk and CPU. For more details, see cache.
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Since it is not tied to the proprietary systems of a specific storage manufacturer, solid-state disk caches typically have a superior array of configuration options.
The major tape library vendors are responding to disk-to-disk backup by making disk backup themselves (StorageTek) or by adding disk cache front-ends to their tape libraries (StorageTek, ADIC, Quantum ATL).
In this model, data writes quickly into the front-end disk cache and later writes to the back-end tape pool without impacting applications or backup performance.
1 and upgrading magnetic disk cache to 80GB, enables Schwab to improve customer service by increasing data availability, such as stock purchase and sale information and retrieval for customer tax purposes.
Subsequent reads of the same data block will be fulfilled from the solid-state disk cache pool.
Configurations for testing as follows: Dell Latitude XPi P120ST with 120MHz Pentium processor, 16MB RAM, 256K secondary external cache, 810MB hard drive, IDE hard disk controller, 4MB hard disk cache.
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The disk cache buffer is so big that if data is going to be read, it's probably still in the disk buffer.
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With policy-based retention of data on the disk cache, the least recently used data is purged based on watermarks.
During backup, data is written into the disk cache and eventually migrated down to tape media.
This practice mitigates system and drive resets and/or power failures that may put the data in disk cache and controller cache at risk.