mass-storage system

mass-storage system

[′mas ¦stȯr·ij ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer system containing a large number of storage devices, with one of these devices containing the master file of the operating system, routines, and library routines.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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