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disk format

The storage layout of a disk as initialized by a format program. See low-level format, high-level format and file format.
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OSTA recently announced its adoption of the Universal Disk Format (UDF), primarily for CD-Recordable optical media.
Besides its well-known encyclopedia, Compton's publishes numerous reference, business information, education and entertainment titles in electronic formats, principally the CD-ROM compact disk format that incorporates text, graphics, audio and video.
016405) is available for $495, in either 5 1/4" or 3 1/2" disk format. A network version also is available for $695 for 2 to 10 users (product no.
It is available in both 5 1/4" and 3 1/2" disk format and requires approximately 1.5 megabytes of disk storage and 640K RAM memory.
The Super Audio CD (SACD) is an optical disk format jointly developed by Sony and Philips Electronics N.V.
In some cases, utilities can recover a file even after an accidental hard disk format, which is a programming step that first clears the hard disk's magnetic surface and then prepares it to receive new data.