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random file

A file organized via an index. Also called a "direct file" or a "direct access file," it enables quick access to specific records or other elements within the file rather than having to read the file sequentially. The index points to a specific location within the file, and the file is read from that point. Contrast with sequential file. See direct access.
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With up to 560MB/s sequential transfer speeds and up to 93,000 IOPS 4k random file writes, the SATA III 6Gb/s SSD720 delivers incredibly short load times and near instant response for heavy graphics and multimedia applications.
With up to 560MB/s sequential transfer speeds and up to 93,000 IOPS 4k random file writes, the Transcend SSD720 SSD series delivers incredibly short load times and near instant response for heavy graphics and multimedia applications.
With Pathlight VX, backup and recovery times are reduced through a combination of random file access and the elimination of media loading.
This little virus sends itself along, which is bad, along with a random file from somewhere on your hard disk, which is very, very bad!
It sends copies of itself, disguised as a random file from the infected computer's hard drive, to all names and addresses in the infected computer's address book.
Besides, it sends a random file from the infected user's PC as an attachment, meaning that this alarming virus could possibly send out confidential corporate information in the process.